Coronavirus: American tourists quarantined in Bethlehem hotel

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Bethlehem - Fifteen American tourists are being dealt with according to quarantine regulations.



By Reuters

Published: Sat 7 Mar 2020, 11:36 AM

Last updated: Sat 7 Mar 2020, 1:41 PM

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. (Coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates)
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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