“Due to the chronic health problems it faces in the respiratory system, the condition now requires medical attention in a hospital,” said the PLO, quoted by the news agency Efe.
On October 9, Erekat, 65, announced that he had tested positive for the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus. Days earlier, the official had been in a meeting with the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, 84, who tested negative.
Erekat, a former chief negotiator and architect of the Oslo Accords (1993-1995) with Israel, suffered a heart attack in 2012 and received a lung transplant in 2017.
PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi, 74, also contracted the coronavirus about a week ago, which led to the suspension of its official commitments.
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