Two-day lockdown imposed because the occupied Palestinian territories report greater than 91,000 coronavirus circumstances.

The occupied West Financial institution has entered a 48-hour lockdown to restrict the unfold of the coronavirus pandemic as circumstances proceed to rise.

The lockdown began on Friday and can proceed till Sunday morning.

The territory, which the Palestinian Authority (PA) authorities has restricted management over, may also implement a 14-day partial night-time curfew.

Underneath the overall lockdown, journey is prohibited on weekends, in addition to from 7pm to 6am on weekdays in and between all of the governorates.

Solely pharmacies and bakeries can be allowed to stay open.



There are greater than 91,000 circumstances of the coronavirus within the occupied Palestinian territories, together with the West Financial institution, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

“Motion within the streets can be prevented until completely essential,” inside ministry spokesman Ghassan Nimer mentioned.

He mentioned PA safety providers will conduct patrols within the streets and place obstacles on the entrances to some cities, including that the violators can be punished.

Staff sporting protecting gear spray disinfectant as a precaution in opposition to the coronavirus, on the important market in Gaza Metropolis [File: Adel Hana/AP Photo]

In the meantime, Gaza’s ministry of well being on Friday introduced the best variety of circumstances within the besieged territory since March.

The ministry recorded 922 new circumstances and two deaths up to now 24 hours, bringing the full variety of deaths within the Gaza Strip from the virus to 86.

The coastal enclave is struggling to comprise the variety of circumstances amid a breakdown of well being providers and restricted medical provides.