- Title: Beit Jala bells ring out for recovered coronavirus patients
- Date: 20th March 2020
- Summary: BEIT JALA, WEST BANK (MARCH 20, 2020) (REUTERS) PALESTINIANS WHO SUFFERED FROM CORONAVIRUS, LEAVING THE QUARANTINE AFTER THE MEDICAL RESULTS SHOWN THAT THEY ARE RECOVERED JOURNALISTS FILMING RECOVERED MAN WITH MASK LEAVING THE HOTEL RECOVERED PALESTINIANS HEADING INTO SECURITY VEHICLE VARIOUS SECURITY MEN WITH MASKS OUTSIDE HOTEL RAMALLAH, WEST BANK (MARCH 20,2020) (REUTERS) NEWS CONFERENCE BY PALESTINIAN MINISTER OF HEALTH MAI ALKAILA (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PALESTINIAN MINISTER OF HEALTH MAI ALKAILA , SAYING: "I congratulate our beloved patients and their families and the whole Palestinian people for the recover of 17 patients from COVID 19 - coronavirus. They were in quarantine at Angel hotel in Bethlehem" JOURNALISTS FILMING BEIT JALA, WEST BANK (MARCH 20, 2020) (REUTERS) SECURITY FORCES OUTSIDE ANGEL HOTEL PEOPLE INSIDE ANGEL HOTEL SIGN READING 'ANGEL HOTEL' (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) FATHER YOUSIF ALHOUDALI, SAYING: "We in Beit Jala rang the bells at Mar Nicola Church and Virgin Mary church. The bells rang to celebrate the safety of their sons who suffered from coronavirus, but Thank god they didnt suffer from symptoms. Thank god." VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF MAR NICOLA CHURCH, AS BELLS RINGING
- Embargoed: 3rd April 2020 14:06
- Keywords: Beit Jala hotel Palestinians coronavirus recoevered
- Location: BEIT JALA AND RAMALLAH, WEST BANK
- City: BEIT JALA AND RAMALLAH, WEST BANK
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001C5UXOHZ
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- Story Text: The bells of Beit Jala's church rang out on Friday (March 20) for the 17 coronavirus patients, all of them Palestinian employees at Bethlehem's Angel Hotel. who have recovered from coronavirus.
The workers in the hotel had contracted the disease from tourists who had stayed there.
The city, located near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, has been in lock down since cases of the virus were recorded there on Thursday (March 5).
Palestinian security forces wearing masks and gloves were stationed around the hotel, as they have been since the first cases were announced.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared a 30-day state of emergency on Thursday (March 5) and Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity was closed following the discovery of first seven cases of coronavirus in the traditional birthplace of Jesus.
The decree was announced by Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh, who decided to close all schools, colleges and kindergartens and to cancel foreign tourist reservations.
Health ministry has reported 47 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection including the recovered patients in the occupied West Bank.
(Production: Mustafa Abu Ganeyeh/Mohammed Abu Ganeyeh/Roleen Tafakji)
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