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PLO official in Israeli hospital after Covid-19 condition worsens

PLO official in Israeli hospital after Covid-19 condition worsens”

She pointed out that her Ministry was in contact with medics treating Erekat at the hospital to remain abreast of his health condition as she wished him a speedy and full recovery.

"Erekat poses a huge challenge in the treatment of the coronavirus due to his lung transplant and its suppression of the immune system, and with a bacterial infection in addition to the coronavirus", the hospital said.

Erekat, 65, was evacuated from his home in Jericho in the West Bank to the Hadassah Medical Center campus in West Jerusalem's Ein Kerem neighborhood after his condition worsened on Sunday, the PLO Negotiations Affairs Department said.

"Due to respiratory distress, he was put on a ventilator and placed in a medically induced coma".

Erekat underwent lung-transplant surgery in the United States in 2017.

The long-time chief Palestinian negotiator, who is secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month.

More news: MI reports 1,791 new coronavirus cases for Saturday, Oct. 17

"Mr. Erekat is receiving the highest level of treatment, like all other serious coronavirus patients at Hadassah, and the team is doing everything it can for his health", said Hadassah director-general Prof.

- Saeb Erekat, one of the most prominent Palestinian leaders on the world stage, has been rushed to hospital on October 18 according to local news channels. In the past few weeks he had repeatedly criticized the normalization of relations between Israel and several Arab Gulf states without a previous solution to the Middle East conflict.

The statement erroneously said he would be treated at a hospital in Tel Aviv.

Erekat is a senior advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

There have been over 58,000 cases and 474 deaths reported in the Palestinian-administered areas of the Israeli occupied West Bank.



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