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

Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat gestures as he speaks to the media in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank July 1, 2019. Picture taken July 1, 2019. (Reuters)

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.

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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.

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(With Reuters)

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