PA announces 2,095 new COVID cases in last 24 hours, among highest totals yet

West Bank Palestinians see 2,095 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, one of the highest daily figures since the start of the pandemic, the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry announces.

Eleven Palestinians died from the virus in the West Bank in the past 24 hours. Another Palestinian infected with the coronavirus died in the Gaza Strip, the Health Ministry says.

A nightly curfew has been in place in West Bank Palestinian areas for around a week, but coronavirus cases have continued to rise sharply despite the tightened restrictions.

On Saturday night, the Nablus, Ramallah, and Bethlehem governorates announced that they would enter total lockdown in an attempt to clamp down on infections.

Tulkarem governor Issam Abu Bakr announces today that his governorate will also enter total lockdown beginning on Tuesday.

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