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UNRWA to turn schools into clinics for patients with respiratory diseases in Gaza

March 17, 2020 at 12:56 pm

A volunteer carries out disinfection work as a precaution against the coronavirus (COVID-19) along the streets of Gaza City on 16 March 2020 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza has decided to separate patients with respiratory diseases from other patients as part of its efforts to fight the coronavirus, Quds Net News reported yesterday.

In order to carry out this measure, UNRWA converted a number of its schools into clinics and has started to install the necessary equipment, in a precautionary procedure to guarantee the safety of Palestinian refugees in Gaza.

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Meanwhile, the international organisation stressed that it would not receive any of the patients of respiratory diseases in any clinics where other patients are being treated.

UNRWA said the schools would be sterilised before the resumption of classes.