Published: 2020-03-05 12:11
Last Updated: 2020-03-05 13:03
The Palestinian Ministry of Health, and after suspecting cases of coronavirus at a hotel in the biblical city of Bethlehem, has called for enforcing the state of medical emergency in the city and surrounding towns and villages, as well as in Jericho, the city arrivals from Jordan first come to after entering the occupied West Bank.
It said in a statement today that as a result of suspected cases of the deadly disease in Bethlehem, it calls for canceling all activities and events in the city and closing all educational institutions, as well as mosques and churches for 14 days.
It also called for canceling all hotel reservations for tourists coming to Palestine.
The Ministry said that Angel Hotel in Beit Jala, where the suspected cases come from, will be quarantined.
Reports said the Christian churches have decided to close the Church of Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, while the sports council decided to cancel the annual Bethlehem marathon that was planned this month.