GAZA, Jan 27 (NNN-WAFA) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE), yesterday delivered one million Sputnik V vaccine doses to the Gaza Strip, through the Rafah border crossing, an official said.
“It is the largest shipment of vaccine doses that are shipped to the Gaza Strip, which will help to combat the current wave of COVID-19 that had significantly increased in the last couple of days,” Gaza Health Ministry official, Mahmoud Hammad, told reporters at the crossing point between southern Gaza and Egypt.
Up to 7,750 new cases were registered in the Palestinian territories in the past 24 hours, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the West Bank said in a statement yesterday, noting, it is the highest figure of daily infections since the first case was recorded in Mar, 2020.
A total of 905 recoveries had been recorded in both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in the past 24 hours, and two related fatalities happened in the West Bank, the statement said.
So far, around half a million COVID-19 cases, and more than 5,000 deaths were recorded in the Palestinian territories, the ministry said.– NNN-WAFA