The United Nations Social and Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) has warned that millions of people in the Arab world are at risk of contracting the Coronavirus due to a lack of hand washing facilities, at a time when they are Hundreds of new HIV infections have been recorded in several Arab countries.
The UN committee said in a report published today on its website on Wednesday that more than 74 million people in Arab countries have no facilities to wash their hands and that 87 million in the region have no clean water. This increases the risk of them contracting the Coronavirus.
ESCWA predicted that 26 million refugees in the Arab region would be at increased risk of contracting the coronavirus due to their lack of water, sanitation and sanitation.
He said the simple recommendation to wash hands with soap and water to prevent the transmission of the Corona virus turns into a complicated issue in the Arab region.
ESCWA urged Arab governments to give top priority to providing clean water and hand washing facilities in areas where these services are not available and warned against using water deprivation as a weapon of war.
He said the new study is part of a series of studies to evaluate the impact of the Coronavirus, which this UN committee is preparing to support Arab countries in their joint efforts to mitigate the effects of the epidemic.
As for the outbreak of the Corona epidemic in the Arab world, the Ministry of Health of Oman today registered 97 new infections, which bring the number to 910.
Kuwait’s Ministry of Health today announced the registration of 50 infections in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of registered infections in the country to 1,405, while the number of people recovered from the virus has risen to 206.
In turn, Qatar recorded 283 new cases of the virus today, bringing the total number of cases to 3,711.
In Bahrain, 161 new injuries were recorded, while the UAE counted 412 injuries, bringing the total to 4,933.
Reuters also reported that the government of the Emirate of Sharjah has decided to stop public transport between the emirate’s cities until further notice.
In Morocco, one death from viruses and 100 new infections were recorded, bringing the total to 1988, of which 127 deaths, while the number of people recovered has risen to 218.
In Algeria, 87 new injuries were recorded, bringing the total to 2070, as well as 13 deaths, bringing the total to 326.
In Lebanon, the Ministry of Health announced today the registration of 17 new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total number of HIV infections in the country to 658, while the number of deaths has stabilized at 21 deaths.
In Jordan, the government has decided to allow some factories to resume their operations, provided that the necessary measures are taken to prevent the outbreak of the Corona virus, but has warned that the financial situation will be severely affected by the repercussions of the epidemic.
And in the Palestinian Territories, it was announced today that 3 new Coronavirus infections have been detected by nurses from Hebron and Ramallah, who work in the Mutlaa Hospital in occupied Jerusalem, where the number of infected people has risen to 78, while the total number cases in the Palestinian territories rose to 369.
On Monday, Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh announced that his government had made some changes to the procedures used to deal with the Corona virus, including permission to operate some factories.
In Iraq, the governor of Karbala, Jassim Al-Khattabi, announced that the governorate will not allow the entry of citizens of countries infected with the Coronavirus, unless the World Health Organization declares those countries free from the epidemic.