The spokesman for the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip, Ashraf Al-Qidra, said that the ministry is continuing to follow the map of the epidemic, indicating that the map of those in contact with infections is expanding, and the extent of the spread of the virus may increase.
Al-Qudra added, according to Al-Quds Radio: “We have large numbers of contacts and medical teams who take very large samples, and we have capabilities that allow about 1,000 examinations per day.”
He pointed out that there is a specialized committee from the Ministries of Health and Interior in Gaza that will investigate contacts and conduct swabs to break the epidemic episodes in the Gaza Strip, saying: “We are trying to cut off the details of the areas in the Gaza Strip, to break the outbreak episodes due to the population density and the increase in the number of contacts.”
Al-Qidrah noted that there are 313 patients with Coronavirus in the Epidemiology and Isolation Hospital in the Gaza Strip, whose condition is being followed up, pointing out that among them there are two cases whose condition is critical.
He pointed out that there are three segments that are dealt with, which are the suspected case category, the contact group, and the close contact group, and accordingly checks are conducted, continuing: “We adopt the privacy approach for all patients in the Gaza Strip, and any names of patients issued illegally, we will try to identify The source of publishing and pursuing it, “noting that this stage is very sensitive and requires caution and caution.
Regarding the negative examination result for the (Corona) virus, he noted that this result does not mean that the patient is free of the virus, explaining that this comes as a result of the difference in the incubation period of the disease.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf Al-Qidra, called on all citizens not to leave homes at all, except in the most narrow circumstances, with wearing masks, spacing and sterilization, especially those in contact who must adhere to personal protection measures, and stay away from the young, the elderly and those with chronic diseases.