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Gaza declares lockdown after first COVID-19 cases found

There is worry Gaza’s healthcare system, already crippled by Israel’s blockade of the Palestinian territory, will not be able to cope if the disease becomes widespread.

A 48-hour lockdown has been declared in Gaza after the first few cases of the coronavirus community transmission were found.

There is worry Gaza’s healthcare system will not be able to cope if the disease becomes widespread.

Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett has more.