Palestine to ease anti-coronavirus measures in West Bank

Palestine to ease anti-coronavirus measures in West Bank

Ramallah, May 19 (IANS) Palestinian authorities have decided to relax part of the anti-coronavirus measures that have been been imposed in the West Bank since March 5.

The decision came as seven new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the Palestinian territories on Monday night, Xinhua news agency quoted Health Minister Mai al-Kaila as saying.

Al-Kaila said that the number of the COVID-19 cases has reached 567, while 108 were still under medical treatment.

Meanwhile, Mahmoud al-Habbash, the supreme judge of Palestine, announced that all courts in the West Bank districts will fully operate after their closure since March 5.

“The decision to reopen all courts in the West Bank was made in accordance with the decision of the Palestinian cabinet to reopen all ministries and governmental establishments in districts that are not infected,” he said.

The Palestinian Authority has started to partially ease the anti-coronavirus measures, such as reopening stores and relaxing restrictions on inter-city transport.

However, the government also decided to ban the movement between cities and towns during the upcoming Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramzan.

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