WATCH: Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Tourism holds news conference about American tourist deaths

Bayahibe beach, La Romana, Dominican Republic. Amid growing worries for Americans' health and safety abroad, a travel expert gave WTOP some tips. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/lena_serditova)

The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Tourism held a news conference regarding the deaths of American tourists in the country.

The event, which will be located in Santo Domingo, began at 10 a.m.

The news conference was in Spanish.

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