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World Bank gives Palestinian Authority new grant to fight COVID-19

The global financial institution has already provided the PA with funding amid concerns about testing capacity in the West Bank and Gaza.
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The World Bank has set aside a new grant of more than $3 million for the Palestinian Authority to fight COVID-19.

The bank’s West Bank and Gaza director Kanthan Shankar said in a press release, “Due to low capacity of testing in the Palestinian territories, the number of COVID-19 cases are underestimated. Still, the numbers of new infections reported daily continue to reach new highs.”

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