13,310 Palestinians have tested positive for coronavirus abroad since the outbreak of the pandemic. The death toll has hit 385. (File photo via Anadolu Agency)
Four Palestinians have died of the novel coronavirus in the diaspora, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.
The Ministry said in a press statement that a Palestinian died of the highly contagious virus in Venezuela, raising the death toll among Palestinians in the Latin American country since the pandemic outbreak to five. The total confirmed cases stand at 15.
A Palestinian expatriate also died of the virus in Brazil, where the death toll has hit 15.
In Germany, a prominent Palestinian nuclear medicine specialist identified as Suleiman Abu-Obeid succumbed to Covid-19, bringing the death toll among Palestinians in the country to two.
At the same time, a staff member of the Palestinian embassy in India died after contracting the disease, in the first death case reported among the Palestinian community in the country.
A member of the Palestinian embassy in Athens also contracted the virus, bringing the total confirmed cases among Palestinians there to five.
The Ministry’s data indicates that 13,326 Palestinians have contracted the virus in foreign countries. The death toll has hit 397.