NABLUS, The Emergency Committee of Nablus ordered today a partial five-day lockdown of the entire Nablus Governorate in the north of the West Bank, against the backdrop of the swift increase of new coronavirus infections in the governorate.
The Committee said that following a meeting with Minister of Health Mai Alkiala, a five-day lockdown from 7 pm to 6 pm was ordered in Nablus due to the unexpected increase in the number of infections in the governorate, to a level that is beyond the capacity of the medical centers and hospitals to cope with the situation.
The Committee recommended harsher penalties for those who do not adhere to the public health procedures and protocols, adding that the procedures taken will be reviewed according to the developments of the epidemiological situation in the governorate.
The Emergency Committee of Nablus is a subcommittee working under the Palestinian Ministry of Health and is responsible for monitoring the situation of the coronavirus pandemic in the governorate.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)