BETHESDA, Md. (WJZ) — The Marriott hotel chain is waiving cancellation fees for guests traveling to or from China due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

The Bethesda-based hotel company said guests with reservations at hotels in China and guests from China traveling to other areas won’t have to pay cancellation fees through February 8.

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“We are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization’s statements regarding the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases and following the guidelines from these agencies and the local health departments,” a spokesperson said. “The wellbeing of our guests and associates is of paramount importance.”

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Two people in the U.S. have been sickened by coronavirus; more than two dozen people in China have died.


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