The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, has appraised the World Health Organisation’s supply of COVID-19 kits to Gaza.
WHO’s supply came days after Gaza’s Health Ministry warned against the shortage of COVID-19 testing swabs.
In a tweet on Tuesday September 22, 2020, Mladenov thanked the organisation “for maintaining a steady supply of COVID19 materials in response to the acute shortages in Gaza.”
He stated that, “TheWorld Health Organisation in Occupied Palestinian Territory delivered 20,000 more swabs and laboratory extraction supplies for 6,000 tests to Gaza on Monday.”
Mladenov hailed the organisation for its “critical work to contain the spread of the virus.”
Gaza has seen a total of 2,400 COVID-19 cases, including 17 deaths, since March, according to the Health Ministry.