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Coronavirus: Palestine Govt. Ends Two Months Lockdown

The government of Palestine has ended the two-month lockdown in the West Bank, the development was announced by the Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh on Monday.

Following the development shops and businesses will operate starting from Tuesday while government workers will return to offices after the Eid holiday on Wednesday.

Religious centres, public parks, and public transport will also reopen, though with measure put in place.

“The easing in the measures and gradual return to normal life is being taken with caution,” Shtayyeh said, warning that an increase in cases could lead to restrictions being reinstated.

The Palestinian government in an effort to curtail the spread of Coronavirus declared a state of emergency in March.

There have been more than 400 cases in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, with three deaths.

In Gaza, which is controlled by a rival Hamas-led government, the easing of measures began several weeks ago.

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