Coronavirus pandemic hits Palestinian territories hard | COVID-19 Special

The coronavirus knows no boundaries. That makes it even harder to fight in the Palestinian territories, which are pockmarked with borders and check points.
Then theres all the misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines. Still the vaccination rate in the West Bank and Gaza is now around 50 percent.
Officials say a vaccine mandate for civil servants has helped push the rate higher.
And the pandemic is adding another layer of difficulty to life in Gaza. Because its taken so long to get that vaccine drive going, hospitals are strained. The health system was already in a mess. The economy too. DW correspondent Tania Kraemer reports.


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TV channel: DW English

Published: 2021-11-01

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