Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Location:  Gaza

Event:  COVID-19 – Gaza Lockdown Extended Until August 30

The de facto authority in Gaza declared an extension of the current lockdown in Gaza through August 30, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. During the lockdown, all but essential businesses, offices, and public spaces – including mosques, halls, and sports clubs – will continue to be closed. The European hospital was designated as the pandemic-treatment center and all cases will be moved there. Visitors to hospitals with reported COVID-19 cases are banned. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) announced it is working under an emergency plan and will home deliver medicines to its beneficiaries and continue to provide telemedicine services. UNWRA is suspending in-person food aid deliveries and will work to activate alternate mechanisms soon. All educational facilities in Gaza are closed until further notice and the de facto Ministry of Education is shifting to active home learning. The de facto Ministry of Economy also published price caps lists for basic goods.

We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to follow the latest advice from U.S. and local authorities to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  For the most recent information on reducing the risk of contracting COVID-19, please consult the U.S. Centers for Disease Control website at

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