Workers disinfect the Wavel camp for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley, on April 22, 2020, after the UN announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus there. (AFP)
The first case of coronavirus infection was reported in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, according to local sources.
A woman living in al-Jaleel (the Galilee) Palestinian refugee camp, near the city of Baalbak, tested positive for COVID-19, making her case the first of its kind in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps.
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates also said a 76-year-old Palestinian refugee died in Sweden, the first reported death among the Palestinian community in that European country.
At the same time, a member of the Palestinian community in Saudi Arabia has succumbed to the deadly disease.