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Palestine city bans exit, entry of residents to stop spread of coronavirus

A general view show Al-Jalama checkpoint closed as a preventive measure amid fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus, in the West Bank on 14 March 2020 [Oday Daibes/ApaImages]
A general view of a checkpoint closed as a preventive measure amid fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus, in the West Bank on 14 March 2020 [Oday Daibes/ApaImages]

The Governor of the West Bank city of Tulkarm Isam Abu Baker yesterday travel in and out of the city until further notice as a countermeasure against the spread of the coronavirus, Quds Net News reported.

In a press release, Abu Baker said that this measure aims to protect the safety of residents against the outbreak of the virus.

The closure comes following the announcement of the second coronavirus case in the city, that of a Palestinian who had returned from Poland.

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The first Palestinian to contract the illness was a man in his 30s who had worked in Israel.

Both and being quarantined in the Red Crescent hospital in the city along with 112.

Most of the people in quarantine are the family members and friends of those who were found to have been infected.

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