Bethlehem's Church Of The Nativity To Close After Suspected Coronavirus Cases

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The church that is built on the Bethlehem site, which is revered as the birthplace of Christ will close temporarily after a suspected coronavirus outbreak

Written By Shubham Bose | Mumbai | Updated On:
Bethlehem to close down churches and local institutions

The church that is built on the Bethlehem site, which is revered as the birthplace of Jesus Christ will close temporarily after a suspected outbreak of coronavirus. According to reports, the Palestinian health ministry has asked all local churches mosques and other institutions to close after a number of suspected cases at a hotel.

Growing concerns

As per reports, the churches and other institutions were asked to shut down on March 5 but the Church of the Nativity remained open Thursday morning. According to reports, an anonymous church official has been quoted saying that the church respects the decision taken by authorities and if the church does not close down on March 5, it will close the next day.

The State of Palestine has reported 4 cases of the deadly coronavirus. The coronavirus outbreak that started in China's Hubei province last year has infected over 96,000 people worldwide and killed more than 3,000 people.

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The US-based Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have reportedly also advised people to wash their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the washroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. It also added that using a hand sanitizer with 60 per cent alcohol-based or above can be used if soap and water were not readily available.

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