Palestinians report first coronavirus death in Gaza

FILE PHOTO: Palestinians, wearing masks as a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease, work in a bakery in Gaza City March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem reuters_tickers
This content was published on May 23, 2020 - 14:53

GAZA (Reuters) - A woman has died in Gaza Strip after contracting coronavirus, the Palestinian enclave's first fatality from the global pandemic, the health ministry said on Saturday.

It said the 77-year-old woman had suffered from a prior chronic illness and had travelled to Gaza through neighbouring Egypt on May 19. She had been quarantined as a precaution since then, the ministry said.

(Reporting by Nidal Almughrabi; editing by David Evans)

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