Palestine reports 5 new cases of omicron variant

Palestinian workers disinfect places of worship as a preventive measure amid fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus (Ashraf Amra - APA Images)

Middle East Monitor  /  December 25, 2021

Palestine recorded five new cases of the omicron variant of coronavirus on Saturday, according to the Health Ministry, Anadolu reports.

In a statement, Kamal al-Shakhra, Ministry spokesman, said the new infections were reported in the occupied West Bank.

He said the new cases take the total tally of omicron variant in the Palestinian territories to 23 infections.

Palestinian health authorities reported the first three cases of the new variant on December 23.

The World Health Organization on Friday warned that the omicron variant was spreading significantly faster than the delta strain.