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Palestinian youths disinfect people, as a preventive measure amid fears of the spread of the coronavirus, in Gaza City on March 23, 2020. The Palestinian Health Ministry today reported its first two cases of the novel coronavirus in the Gaza Strip. undertook serious measures to preempt the arrival of the virus to the strip. Up until its decision to seal off its sides of the Rafah crossing with Egypt and the Erez checkpoint with Israel, hundreds of Palestinians who entered the strip were immediately quarantined to ensure they had no symptoms of the disease. Photo by Mahmoud Ajjour