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After bragging about being virus-free, first COVID-19 cases confirmed in Gaza

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip had been shrugging off a lockdown announced by PA, saying Gaza had no virus cases.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gazans had been bragging about having no coronavirus cases — until March 22, that is, when Palestinian health officials confirmed the first two COVID-19 cases in the densely populated coastal enclave. 

The Gaza Health Ministry said two Palestinians who returned from Pakistan and entered Gaza through Egypt tested positive for the virus March 21. They have been in quarantine in the border town of Rafah since they returned March 17.

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