Palestinian clowns painted their faces and donned wigs, purple noses and one new gimmick – surgical masks – to entertain kids within the Israeli-occupied West Financial institution and Gaza amidst a coronavirus lockdown.
Dozens of smiling kids, some holding balloon animals, lined up alongside the road and peered down from balconies in Hebron’s Outdated Metropolis to absorb the clowns’ methods and pranks.
“We needed to come back and go to the kids, who’re staying at dwelling, and encourage them to stay at dwelling” to keep away from getting sick, stated Anas Alnather, 43, a Palestinian clown.
The Palestinian Authority has reported one demise and practically 250 circumstances of the brand new coronavirus. Additionally, 13 circumstances have been reported within the Gaza Strip. Authorities in each territories have imposed curbs on motion to halt its unfold.
In Khan Younis in southern Gaza, vibrant-coloured clowns strode via the town’s slim alleyways, handing out balloons to kids and infants peering on from gated home windows.
They have been accompanied by a person in a head-to-toe canine costume, who carried out methods and gave high-fives to children.