First case of coronavirus announced in Gaza

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First case of coronavirus announced in Gaza

Palestinian health ministry said two instances were people who had returned recently from Pakistan.

Gaza City
Gaza City

The Palestinian Health Ministry has announced the first two cases of the coronavirus in the Gaza Strip.

The ministry said early on Sunday that the cases were two people who returned recently from Pakistan.

The discovery increases fears of a potential outbreak in the crowded enclave, amid an overstretched healthcare system that struggles under years of an Israeli-Egyptian blockade and Palestinian political division.

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