GAZA CITY, Palestine

With nine cases of coronavirus or COVID-19 detected in Gaza Strip of Palestine so far, experts are warning of an imminent disaster in the besieged territory housing two million population.

Ironically, the new seven cases, detected on Wednesday are all security officials, who were guarding a quarantine facility in Rafah city on the borders of Egypt, reported the Palestine Health Ministry. Earlier this week, two men, returning from Pakistan had tested positive. They were immediately isolated in the same facility.

A silver lining is that infected persons have not been allowed to enter the Gaza Strip. They

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