Palestinian baker Eyad Abu Rezqa is reported to have been the brains behind the infamous ‘corona cake’ that has come about during a time when the world is trying to raise awareness of the deadly virus, Covid-19.
The head of the Al-Nada bakery in southern Gaza’s Khan Yunis has created a ‘corona cake’ displaying a woman wearing a blue face mask to remind people of the importance of social diatancing.
He first posted the concept on social media and now hundreds of people in the impoverished Palestinian enclave orders them every day, he said.
“Straight away it got great interest, customers starting saying ‘I want that cake’,” Abu Rezqa told AFP. “Every day our clients’ demand for the mask cake is increasing.”
He emphasized that he was not minimizing the danger of the deadly disease that has killed more than 50,000 people, but that he sought to keep morale up when raising awareness.
According to health authorities in the Hamas-run strip, so far Gaza has 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases, all of which are in isolation.
Gaza has so far reported 12 cases of COVID-19, all of which are separate, according to health officials in the Hamas-run strip.
Like others in the world, authorities have put in place strict social distancing rules to try to avoid contagion, but not all non-essential businesses have been closed yet.
The workers making the cakes, Abu Rezqa pointed out, are wearing protective clothing.