Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett shut down entry to and exit from the Palestinian city of Bethlehem amid coronavirus outbreak, Israeli Channel 13 reported Friday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
According to Channel 13, Bennett agreed the closure with the military leadership and with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories late on Thursday.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced the state of emergency Thursday. The Palestinian authorities said they were shutting down schools and universities for 30 days. Earlier on Thursday, the country's Health Ministry reported seven new suspected coronavirus cases.