A member of the Epidemiological Committee in the Gaza Strip, Professor of Epidemiology at Al-Quds University, Yahya Abed, confirmed that the epidemiological map in the Gaza Strip is “very complex.”
He said: We started discovering the cases in the central governorate, and 10 cases were counted from Maghazi and Deir al-Balah, while the cases reached Gaza governorate, and therefore the cases are confined to three governorates in the north, central and Gaza, and the governorates of Rafah and Khan Yunis remained without cases.
“Today we will examine hundreds of samples, and they include all hospital workers, in addition to patients who are in hospitals,” he added.
Abed stressed that the Gaza Strip is the most crowded area, and the authorities have taken strict measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Abed said: The COVID testing kits will last for about a month, according to the Director of the World Health Organization, while four new diagnostic equipment for COVID 19 arrived, and we have taken a green line to expand the diagnostics as much as possible in the Strip.
“Ten new ventilators devices have recently arrived, but Gaza Strip desperately needs more in addition to medicine,” he added.
Abed stressed that we have nothing but social distancing as there is no vaccination or direct treatment for coronavirus.
(Source / 27.08.2020)