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Coronavirus: Palestinians in West Bank must home-confine for 14 days

March 22, 2020 at 1:52 pm

COVID-19 tests are being carried out at a laboratory on 16 March 2020 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

The Palestinian government on Sunday ordered Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank confined to their homes for two weeks as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, Reuters report.

The order, announced by Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh on television, goes into force at 10 pm (2000GMT). Medical personnel, pharmacists, grocers and bakers would be exempt, he said.

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