Officials have voiced concern that a shortage of critical equipment and medical supplies could set off a rapid spread amongst the enclave's two million people.
The Gaza Health Ministry says it urgently needs more than $20 million to stave off the collapse of the health system if there is a major outbreak.
Thousands of protesters demand Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas resign, after attempts to pressure his rival Hamas with financial cuts in Israel-blockaded enclave.
Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh passed through the Rafah crossing, along with dozens of other Palestinians. Gaza officials say that Egypt has quietly resumed operations at the Rafah crossing over the past week, this time working with Hamas.
A total of $90 million is to be distributed in six monthly installments of $15 million, according to Gaza authorities, primarily to cover salaries of officials working in the Israel-blockaded Palestinian enclave.
Egypt and Israel inked a deal on 17 September 1978 - first between an Arab nation and the Jewish state - to find ways to bring peace to the Middle East. Four decades later, peace remains a distant dream in the region.
Egypt’s state-run media reports that the Rafah crossing will remain open to both passengers and humanitarian aid.
People living in Gaza enclave are suffering the worst electricity shortage since Hamas took the control of the enclave 10 years ago.
Since 2007, Gaza's roughly two million inhabitants have suffered from a crippling Israeli blockade that has deprived them of many basic commodities, including food, fuel, medicine and building materials.
Gaza Strip authorities say fuel paid for by Qatar and Turkey for the lone power plant is about to run out.
The tightening of the Israeli blockade in Gaza has restricted life on the ground while intensified air strikes and a crackdown on aid work has residents worried about what might lie ahead.
About 20 women from various countries and backgrounds have set sail from Barcelona to the Gaza Strip to protest the Israeli blockade and deliver much needed food and medicine.
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