Published: 2020-03-15 14:23
Last Updated: 2020-03-15 16:01
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said today that 15 out of the 38 patients of COVID-19 in Palestine have started to show signs of recovery.
Speaking at a press conference outside the Prime Minister's Office in Ramallah, Shtayyeh said these signs of recovery in the 15 patients do not necessarily mean a full recovery, but rather mean that things are "in the right path".
He said six of the other cases re-tested positive for the disease, with two cases described as moderate and one case described as critical, that is a German woman.
He said the 21 patients who were first tested positive for the virus will undergo two other health checks to make sure they have fully recovered.
"This is very reassuring, but nothing will change in the measures taken," the Prime Minister said. He expressed thanks to the medical staff and security services for the strenuous efforts they have made since the outbreak of the disease to restrict its spread.