Gaza: Together – The International Committee of the Red Cross said that the people of Gaza face a critical “double crisis”, as they struggle to deal with the acute shortage of electricity while the Covid-19 virus breaks through the containment barriers and begins to spread among the population who have become at risk in the Strip .
“The people of Gaza are under severe stress,” said Ignacio Casares Garcia, director of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in Gaza. Is being closed. “
Gaza has managed to prevent the spread of the virus among members of society through a strict quarantine system that has apparently proven itself until this week. The situation changed on Monday, with the announcement of confirmed cases outside quarantine centers.
“The health care system in Gaza will not be able to deal with more than a few dozen coronavirus patients,” said Casares Garcia. He added, “The treatment of Covid-19 patients requires medical and laboratory equipment, special supplies and medicines that are not available in hospitals and health centers in sufficient quantities.”
Casares Garcia said that Gaza residents should play their own role at this stage to prevent a wider outbreak of the disease: “We urge everyone in Gaza to strictly comply with preventive measures. Compliance is critical at this worrying stage.”
While international efforts have improved the capacity of health facilities in Gaza to deal with the outbreak of the pandemic from its inception, more remains to be done.
“We reaffirm our commitment to do everything in our power to support the people of Gaza in the face of the virus,” said Casares Garcia. “They cannot achieve this on their own. They need all possible international help to face the crisis,” he added

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