Besieged Gazans Face COVID-19 Outbreaks

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Besieged Gazans Face COVID-19 Outbreaks

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Gaza has nine confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to its health ministry.

Under a virtual medieval siege by Israel since 2007 for political reasons, the Strip is hard-pressed to provide vital services for its people. including healthcare — its system failing because of blockade.

Last week, B'Tselem said spreading COVID-19 in Gaza with its two million people compromises the most densely populated place on earth and risks becoming "a massive disaster."

Gazans diagnosed with COVID-19 are quarantined. Likely other carriers haven't been discovered, including some asymptomatic ones able to spread the disease to people they come in contact with.

Nations well equipped to deal with illnesses and diseases are hard-pressed to deal with thousands of COVID-19 cases.

Before outbreaks occurred in the Strip, Gaza's heal
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