Coronavirus: PLO’s Saeb Erekat tests positive for COVID-19

Published: Updated:
Read Mode
100% Font Size
1 min read

Saeb Erekat, the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, has been infected with COVID-19, according to an official statement.

“The Secretariat of the PLO Executive Committee and the NAD announce that Dr.Saeb Erekat, the PLO SG and the Head of the Negotiations Dept, has been infected with COVID-19, and wishes him a speedy recovery. We apologize for canceling all his appointments until his complete recovery,” a tweet from his official Twitter account read.

Visit our dedicated coronavirus site here for all the latest updates.

The COVID-19 pandemic is compounding dire economic conditions in the Palestinian territories, where GDP per capita was already projected to fall by 3 percent to 4.5 percent this year, a United Nations agency said last month.

Read more:

Survey highlights importance of performing arts to UAE’s post-coronavirus recovery

Coronavirus: Europe stocks up on Gilead’s remdesivir as infections spike

Ending coronavirus lockdowns no guarantee of quick economic recovery: IMF

(With Reuters)

Top Content Trending