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Arrivals from coronavirus-infect countries to stay in quarantine

Ramallah (QNN) – The Palestinian Ministry of Interior said yesterday that arrivals coming from countries infected by the new coronavirus (COVID-19), especially China, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan will have stay in a quarantine for 14 days.

The official Palestinian news agency WAFA said new arrivals from the said countries will also be asked to report themselves to the Ministry of Health crews at border crossings and to commit to 14 days of quarantine from the moment of their arrival to Palestine in order to help contain the virus and prevent it from being spread to others.

It called upon citizens and residents to cooperate with the directorates of the Ministry of Health in all governorates and abide by the WHO recommendations regarding the disease, which include using paper tissues to cover the mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing, upholding personal hygiene and safe nutritional practices, washing the hands with soap and water or other antiseptics, avoiding kissing and contact with anyone suffering from cold or flu-like symptoms without taking the necessary precautions, and seeking medical care in the event of fever, cough or breathing difficulties.

No cases of coronavirus were recorded in Palestine to date.

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