Some 25 Palestinian political prisoners, held in the Israeli prison of Naqab, have tested positive for Covid-19, amid a surge of cases linked to the Omicron variant, the Palestinian Authority’s Detainees Affairs Commission said on Friday.
The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said that the 25 prisoners have been isolated from the rest of the detainees.
Five new cases of COVID-19 were recorded among Palestinian prisoners in Israel's Negev prison, raising the total number of Palestinian prisoners who contracted the virus inside the prison to 25.https://t.co/KDubA00pbp
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According to rights groups, at least 388 Palestinian prisoners have tested positive for the highly contagious virus since the beginning of the pandemic, two years ago.
The Naqab Prison is one of the most densely crowded Israeli prisons, with 1,200 prisoners currently incarcerated there.
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