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Gaza cleans up to tackle coronavirus

Volunteers disinfect houses in refugee camps in the Gaza Strip to as a precautionary step against the coronavirus
Voluntary campaign to disinfect houses in refugee camps in the Gaza Strip to as a precautionary step against the coronavirus o 16 March 2020 in Gaza
Voluntary campaign to disinfect houses in refugee camps in the Gaza Strip to as a precautionary step against the coronavirus on 16 March 2020 in Gaza [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

Hamas organised a campaign to disinfect a number of homes, institutions and public facilities in Al-Shati refugee camp, west of Gaza City, as a precautionary measure to confront the coronavirus.

A Hamas leader in Gaza, Naseem Yassin, said the campaign targets all homes in the western Gaza City area as well as religious institutions, markets and public facilities.

Yassin added that the campaign aims to protect the people against the spread of the coronavirus, noting that flyers will be distributed with information about the virus and recommendations to prevent its spread.

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The Hamas-run Ministry of Health in Gaza said the enclave is free of the pandemic, however there are 41 cases in the occupied West Bank.

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