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Palestine declares state of emergency over Wuhan coronavirus

Christian Fernsby |
The Palestinian Health Ministry today announced a state of emergency in the West Bank cities of Bethlehem and Jericho over suspected Wuhan coronavirus cases.

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Topics: PALESTINE    EMERGENCY    WUHAN    CORONAVIRUS   

The ministry said a hotel in Bethlehem was quarantined due to a number of suspected cases.

All hotel reservations were cancelled and tourists temporarily restricted in the cities.

All mosques, churches and educational institutions will remain closed for a fortnight, the period the virus takes to show symptoms.

The ministry called on citizens to remain calm.


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