219 Palestinians Succumb to Coronavirus Abroad

219 Palestinians Succumb to Coronavirus Abroad

Medical staff performing Islamic funeral prayers prior to the burial of COVID-19 victims. Photo via social media

The number of coronavirus fatalities among Palestinian communities abroad has gone up to 219, reported the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.

According to the Foreign Ministry, two Palestinians living abroad have died of coronavirus on Tuesday.

65-year-old Palestinian man Jamal Adel Atyeh who lives in the US, and 70-year-old Mohammed Saleem Abu Hamda who lives in Saudi Arabia, have died of the disease.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among Palestinians in the diaspora has reached 4,837, according to the ministry’s database.

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