Top Palestinian official Erekat in ‘critical’ condition after hospitalisation for coronavirus

Long-time chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat was in “critical” condition and in a medically induced coma on Monday, the Israeli hospital in Jerusalem treating him for coronavirus complications said.The Palestine Liberation Organization said on Sunday that Erekat had been admitted to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital’s coronavirus intensive care unit due to “chronic health problems in the respiratory system”.The 65-year-old had tested positive for Covid-19 on October 9, the PLO said.Erekat had “arrived in serious condition” and was receiving oxygen, the hospital said on Sunday, adding that his …

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