Israel damages 100,000 coronavirus swabs

Sep 24,2020

Israel hinders passage of clinical materials from Jordan to West Bank, says Palestinian health minister

Israeli occupation damaged 100,000 swabs for coronavirus after preventing the passage of clinical materials from Jordan to the West Bank, Palestinian Health Minister Mai Keela said on Wednesday.

Speaking to the official Voice of Palestine Radio, Keela said that the Israeli measures have caused a shortage of swabs necessary for testing the virus.

“What is available at the ministry is sufficient to conduct examinations for only three days," she said, adding that there were “promises” that the next batch of swabs will arrive by Wednesday.

Israel occupation government controls Al-Karama border crossing, the only crossing point between the West Bank and Jordan.

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