Palestine health minister in coughing fit during presser over coronavirus threat

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

A video of the Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kailah coughing during her press conference regarding the threats of the coronavirus outbreak earlier in the week has gone viral.

Al-Kailah coughed repeatedly during her conference with other officials in front of reporters, occasionally stopping mid-sentence to cough into a napkin.

“The corona is like a normal flu, just like I’m suffering from the flu right now,” al-Kailah told reporters amid nervous laughter from the audience of reporters.

“The difference is I wasn’t in China and came back or in Korea. So, I’m excluded since I did not come into contact with others who were infected,” she added.

Israel’s health ministry on Friday confirmed its second case of coronavirus, a person it said had been in close contact with a man who tested positive after visiting Italy.

(With Reuters)

Top Content Trending