Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Update in Gaza Strip, April 25, 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Update in Gaza Strip, April 25, 2020
1. There are 17 confirmed cases with coronavirus; 10 cases have recovered and 7 are still receiving treatment. Most patients are Asymptomatic and there are no critical cases.
2. The period of compulsory quarantine is 21 days, currently, MOH hosts 1971 returnees in 28 quarantine centers.
3. The Ministry of Health calls on all residents of the Gaza Strip to follow the public safety and prevention measures published by the Ministry.
4. The Corona crisis came at a time where the Gaza Strip has been living under a 13-year blockade, and today we are facing coronavirus in the presence of severe shortages of essential medicines and consumables.
5. Today, we appeal to the United Nations and the concerned institutions to urgently provide the health sector in Gaza with these medical consumables, medicines, personal protective equipment PPE, ventilators, and examination kits to diagnose the coronavirus, in order to preserve the lives of the population. We also appeal to pressurize the occupation authorities to end the suffocating siege that affected all humanitarian aspects of 2 million people.
Palestinian Ministry of Health-Gaza
April 25, 2020