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Palestine extends coronavirus lockdown by one month

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 3, 2020
Palestine announced Friday that it will extend its partial lockdown to contain the novel coronavirus.
Mahmoud Abbas
President   Mahmoud Abbas
President Mahmoud Abbas has extended the lockdown by one month, Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said on Twitter.

Topics: Palestine coronavirus

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said earlier that a partial lockdown has been implemented from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in all provinces.

According to the decision, all trading firms except pharmacies will remain closed after 5 p.m.

So far, 161 cases have been confirmed in Palestine.