Palestinian workers spray disinfectant as a preventive measure amid fears of the spread of the coronavirus, in Dair Al Balah in the center of Gaza Strip, on April 4, 2020. (Photo: Ashraf Amra/APA Images)

Two months ago the first cases of the coronavirus were detected in Bethlehem, and a state of emergency was declared in Palestine. Today, police checkpoints are unmanned, and the so-called nightly curfew has barely been enforced. Yumna Patel writes, “People seem to have reached their breaking point.”