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Yeshiva University coach says hotel canceled reservation over COVID-19 fears

Posted: 7:36 AM, Mar 07, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-07 07:38:39-05
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BALTIMORE, Md. — A hotel in a Baltimore suburb canceled the reservation of the Yeshiva University men's basketball team over fears of novel coronavirus.

Coach Elliot Steinmetz told The Associated Press the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Pikesville canceled the reservation Thursday, forcing the team to book rooms at a different hotel.

A student at the Orthodox Jewish university tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.

Yeshiva is playing in the NCAA Division III basketball tournament at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Late Thursday, Johns Hopkins announced the games would be played without fans in the stands because of coronavirus cases in Maryland.