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15 Americans quarantined in Bethlehem over coronavirus scare: Official

The Palestinian Authority has declared a state of emergency in the Palestinian territories after more than a dozen cases of the virus were confirmed in Bethlehem

Reuters  |  West Bank 

Coronavirus, US coronavirus, COVID-19
There was no immediate comment from US officials in the region

Fifteen American tourists have been quarantined in a hotel in the West Bank city of Bethlehem as part of precautions against the coronavirus, a Palestinian government spokesman said on Saturday.

There was no immediate comment from US officials in the region.

"There is a 15-member American delegation in the hotel. They are still there and they are being dealt with according to quarantine regulations like all the others who are there,” spokesman Ibrahim Melhem told Reuters.

The Palestinian Authority has declared a state of emergency in the Palestinian territories after more than a dozen cases of the virus were confirmed in Bethlehem.

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First Published: Sat, March 07 2020. 14:32 IST
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