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Palestinian workers manufacture protective coverall suits and maks at a workshop in Gaza City on March 30, 2020 amid coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

The Gaza Strip and COVID-19: Preparing for the Worst

The coronavirus is now present in Gaza, the populous Palestinian enclave blockaded by air, land and sea since 2007. An epidemic would be calamitous. Hamas should tighten public health measures; Israel should loosen restrictions so that medical supplies can enter and afflicted Palestinians can leave.  

 

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