Key Updates

  • 98,850  confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and 822 deaths
  • 78,204 confirmed cases in the West Bank, including 13,203 in East Jerusalem
  • 20,646 confirmed cases in Gaza, including 102 deaths
  • There has been an unprecedented surge in the virus, with active cases doubling in the oPt and tripling in Gaza
  • Although the health sector in the oPt is currently coping with the rise in people requiring treatment for the disease, WHO warns of an increasing risk of the system becoming overwhelmed soon

Further Info

WHO situation report
OCHA situation report
MAP situation update
Abbas extends pandemic state of emergency
COVID-19 has deepened the ‘pandemic of poverty’ for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon
Palestine may resort to total lockdown
Episode 5 of Mondoweiss’ 5-part series on Covid-19 in Palestine: Creativity Under Coronavirus

Take Action
Israel’s blockade on Gaza will have catastrophic effects on the spread and fatality of coronavirus within the besieged strip. We must urge the UK to use its diplomatic power to put end to thiopendemocracy.net/…/covid-19-has-deepened-pandemic-poverty-palestinian-refugees-lebanons, so that Palestinians can gain access to the healthcare they need during this crisis. Write to your MP today.