Nine South Korean nationals who visited Israel and the West Bank in February have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, Israel's Health Ministry said on Saturday.
All 77 members of the group have already returned to South Korea, and at this stage it is unknown whether they were infected with the virus before or after arriving in Israel.
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The tourists were part of a group on a trip organized by the Catholic Church and had visited many tourist and religious sites throughout the country, including over a dozen churches. The Health Ministry is currently trying to locate all the poeple who socilaized with the tourists and might have been infected.
The Health Ministry published the tourists' itinerary, which includes locations around Israel, Jerusalem and even Hebron in the West Bank:
February 8: Tower of David and Gallery hotels in Netanya.
February 9: Caesarea; Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph's Church and St. Gabriel hotel in Nazareth; Ein Gev hotel in the Sea of Galilee.
February 10: Church of the Multiplication, Church of the Primacy of Saint Peter, Tanoreen restaurant and Ein Gev hotel in the Sea of Galilee.