Palestine: According to a senior official, Palestine has sent 100 Covid-19 samples to an Israeli hospital for testing for the Omicron variant. Because there are no labs in the West Bank to test for the new type, the samples were sent to Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv, according to Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila.
It is said, the majority of the samples come from Palestinians who have recently returned from overseas to the Palestinian territories. She also stated that "any infection with the new varient will be disclosed on the media." "This would strengthen their protection against variations," the Minister said, urging Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to get vaccinated. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, 275 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths were reported in the Palestinian territory on Sunday.
To counteract the spread of the new type, Palestinian authorities have decided to implement extra procedures at crossing points and terminals in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.