The General Administration for Borders and Crossings Imposes New Measures in Mitigation of the Rapidly Spreading Coronavirus

As part of the efforts to control the spread of Coronavirus, the General Administration for Borders and Crossings has stepped up new measures to examine incoming travelers.

The mobile clinic, that was donated by EUBAM Rafah and served as a private space for nursing mothers, is now being used as a screening station for travelers arriving into the West Bank.

GABC has deployed health workers to monitor and respond to passengers with common signs of the infection. The virus outbroke as a new strain that was not previously identified in humans and has a number of signs; respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

World Health Organiztaion (WHO) has declared the outbreak of Coronavirus, which was first reported from Wuhan China on 31 December 2019, a global health emergency and is working to spread awareness and track the spread of the virus.

WHO has shared standard recommendations to prevent infection spread including regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs as well as avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.