Israel to allow 1,000 Covid vaccine doses into Gaza following initial delay

An initial batch of 1,000 coronavirus vaccine doses donated by Russia will enter Gaza on Wednesday, Israel’s defence ministry told AFP, after it had blocked a shipment earlier this week. The Sputnik V doses were “being transferred from the Palestinian Authority (in the West Bank) to the Gaza Strip in accordance with the PA’s request and the approval of the (Israeli) political echelon”, said the Israeli military department responsible for civil affairs in the occupied Palestinian territories (COGAT). It added that “the vaccine shipment is now making its way to the Erez crossing” that connects I…

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