covid-19 weekly update 27-3 may 2020

11 May 2020
Vaccinations taking place at Biddou Health Centre, West Bank during the COVID-19 outbreak. © 2020 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Saleh

COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS

• The UNRWA Health Department is leading on the Agency’s COVID-19 response and issues a one-page daily sitrep with the latest epidemiological figures.
• All 709 UNRWA schools, eight vocational/educational training centres (VTC) and two ESF (Education Science Faculties) remain closed (in line with host government decisions) affecting 533,342 school students, 8,270 VTC trainees. and 1,840 university students. To ensure the continuation of students’ access to quality, inclusive, and equitable education, the longstanding UNRWA Education in Emergency (EiE) programme has been reconceptualized in order to better respond to the challenging COVID-19 context.