Hanan Ashrawi second senior PLO leader to test positive for COVID-19

October 13, 2020 by TPS
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Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), the PLO’s Department of Public Diplomacy and Policy announced Monday.

Palestinian politician Hanan Ashrawi in her office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Jan. 31, 2012. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Ashrawi, 74, tested positive for COVID-19, and all her official engagements and scheduled events have been postponed.

Ashrawi is the second senior PLO official to contract the virus.

Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the PLO’s Executive Committee, tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

Erekat “is doing very well and his morale is great while he is residing in his Jericho house. Symptoms controlled and Inshallah we’ll witness a speedy recovery,” his daughter Dalal tweeted on Saturday.

Erekat, 65, received a lung transplant in October 2017, which caused concern about his health after contracting the coronavirus disease.

Similarly, Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri was also infected with the virus earlier this month.


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