Palestinian Authority issues foreign tourist ban over coronavirus fears

Published March 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By 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.

A tourist wearing a mask as a preventive measure against the coronavirus visits the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma
A tourist wearing a mask as a preventive measure against the coronavirus visits the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank March 5, 2020. (REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma/MANILA BULLETIN)

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

 
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