Top Palestinian official Saeb Erekat evacuated to Israel for urgent treatment over Covid-19 complications — RT World News

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Secretary Common of the Palestinian Liberation Group (PLO) Saeb Erekat has been urgently transported to Israel attributable to respiration issues. He contracted Covid-19 two weeks in the past.

Erekat, 65, was evacuated from his dwelling in Jericho within the West Financial institution to the Hadassah Medical Middle campus in West Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem neighborhood after his situation worsened on Sunday, the PLO Negotiations Affairs Division said. In keeping with the group’s assertion, the politician was transferred attributable to “persistent well being issues he faces within the respiratory system.”

Amichai Stein, a reporter for the Israeli public broadcaster KAN, wrote on social media that Tel Aviv has permitted the request by the Palestinian Authority to have Erekat transferred for pressing therapy.

The PLO confirmed that Erekat, a outstanding Palestinian diplomat, examined optimistic for Covid-19 on October 8. Reviews on the time stated that he was quarantined at dwelling and experiencing gentle signs. The politician is believed to be susceptible to Covid-19 issues attributable to his medical historical past, which incorporates surviving a coronary heart assault in 2012 and receiving a lung transplant in 2017.

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