Ramallah, With a record 1,689 new cases registered within 24 hours, the number of daily new coronavirus infections reached a peak in the West Bank today, on Thursday, dpa cited the Palestinian Authority as announcing.
There are currently 13,357 active cases in the area of around 4 million people. In the Gaza Strip, which is home to 2 million people, 827 new infections and 10,321 active cases were recorded. The Palestinian Authority adopted strict measures on November 23 to curb the spread of the virus. There are nightly curfews in the West Bank on weekdays and a complete lockdown at weekends. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas extended the state of emergency by 30 days on Wednesday.
Source: Saudi Press Agency