GAZA, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) - An official of the Gaza Strip, said Tuesday that the coastal enclave would suffer greatly amid the significant increase in the number of COVID-19 infections in recent days p>.
Ashraf el-Qidra, spokesman for the Ministry of Health of Hamas, told Xinhua that "it is not a state of public recklessness spread among people, which has led to an increase in the number of people infected with the " p>
virus. Monday the ministry recorded 229 new cases of infection by the coronavirus, the total number to 7,231. There were three deaths from the virus, raising the death toll to 37 p>
. "The significant increase in the number of infections was also due to lack of equipment medical and treatment at the Ministry of health in Gaza, "he said, adding that the only tool to prevent the spread of the virus is' the commitment of the people health instructions' p>
. According to data from the ministry, only 10 percent of Gazans are committing to use medical masks.
"This unprecedented situation pushes us to require local authorities to impose a complete blockade on the Strip," he told el-Qidra p>