In the West Bank, Palestinian health authorities have implemented a policy to eradicate the “disease” of pizza.
This week, they opened a new pizza restaurant in the town of Ramallah.
The restaurant, Pizza Restaurant, has been serving pizza to the public since November of last year.
The policy is being implemented as part of the new health ministry guidelines.
It also aims to tackle the spread of foodborne illness.
“It’s not about a pizza, but about pizza being healthy,” said Mounir Ghanim, a spokesman for the health ministry.
“If a pizza is served to a child or elderly person, we know that they’ll have diarrhoea.”
Health officials also announced plans to reopen a local bakery and restaurant next month, as well as an ice cream parlour, and an icecream store, among other outlets.
“The pizza has been a symbol of Palestinian society and we hope that this will become the symbol of the entire Palestinian community,” said Dr. Khaled Mughrabi, the health minister.
“We want to support people who are working to preserve pizza, because pizza is a food that helps us live a normal life.”
But pizza is not the only food in Palestine to be affected by the virus.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has also issued guidelines on the spread and management of the virus in the West bank.
The guidelines recommend that Palestinian officials ensure the availability of adequate supplies of fresh produce and meats and provide access to clean water and sanitation facilities.
The recommendations are also meant to reduce the spread, in the event of an outbreak, of any of the other diseases.