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Britain tells its tourists to leave Spain

LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday advised all its tourists in Spain to leave after the country announced it was closing hotels by next Tuesday to deal with the spread of the coronavirus.

"We therefore advise British travellers in Spain to contact their tour operator or airline as soon as possible, to arrange their return journey home before this date," a spokesman for the foreign office said. (Reporting by Andrew MacAskill)