Fourteen US tourists have been quarantined in a hotel in the West Bank town of Beit Jala, next to Bethlehem, Palestinian officials told CNN.
The tour group had been staying at the Angel Hotel, which is at the center of a coronavirus outbreak after seven workers there tested positive on Thursday.
The outbreak has been linked to a Greek tour group that stayed at the hotel last week, one of whose number tested positive for the virus when they returned home.
The manager of the Angel Hotel, Mariana Al-Arja -- who is also under quarantine -- told CNN that the American tourists are in good spirits and have expressed their understanding of the situation, but have requested a US doctor visit the hotel to check up on them.
Al-Arja added that the Americans have not yet been seen by a local doctor, nor tested for the virus.