March 5, 2020 / 10:54 AM / a month ago

Palestinian Authority issues foreign tourist ban over coronavirus fears

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, March 5 (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority on Thursday ordered hotels in the occupied West Bank to stop receiving foreign tourists after four suspected cases of the coronavirus were found in the town of Bethlehem.

The two-week restriction, announced by the Palestinian Tourism Ministry, goes into effect on Friday.

Reporting by Ali Sawafta Editing by Jeffrey Heller

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