Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat’s health worsens 10 days after first announcing he contracted coronavirus.
Erekat is also one of the most senior advisers to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas [File: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters]
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat has been taken by ambulance to a hospital in Israel, more than a week after contracting the novel coronavirus.
Witnesses said the 65-year-old was on a stretcher on Sunday when he was placed inside an Israeli ambulance outside his home in Jericho, in the occupied West Bank.
Erekat, the secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), disclosed on October 8 he had fallen ill with COVID-19. His condition has since worsened and the PLO’s Negotiations Affairs Department said in a statement Erekat “now requires medical