A cluster of coronavirus cases indicates that community transmission is occurring in the Gaza Strip.
An elderly mask-clad Palestinian man waits along the side of a street near a bank branch in Gaza City for his pension payroll amidst a COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic-imposed lockdown. 1 September 2020. MOHAMMED ABED / AFP
Briefing 78 / Middle East & North Africa

Gaza’s New Coronavirus Fears

A cluster of coronavirus cases indicates that community transmission is occurring in the Gaza Strip. Israel should relax its blockade to permit entry of medical equipment and exit of seriously ill patients. Donors should respond quickly to requests for aid.

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