Palestinian refugee Hasan Tershahani,72. Photo via social media
A Palestinian refugee from Syria has succumbed to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the Netherlands, Palestinian activists have reported.
The victim, Hasan Tershahani, aged 72, was pronounced dead a few days after he left a hospital in the Netherlands, to which he was transferred after COVID-19 symptoms figured on his body. He tested positive for coronavirus.
A few days earlier, medics said he recovered from the virus and gave him a permission to go back home. He breathed his last shortly after.
Human rights sources said the casualty was born in 1943 in Tershiha town, in Palestinian territories occupied by Israeli since 1948. He fled with his family to Syria following the 1948 “Nakba” (catastrophe). He had taken refuge in Aleppo’s AlNeirab camp and headed for the Netherlands following the outbreak of the Syrian conflict.
On Monday, the Dutch Health Ministry reported 864 cases of coronavirus-related deaths, after 93 persons succumbed to the virus. Another 884 persons were contaminated, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 11,750.