The Jerusalem Temple of the Resurrection of Christ (also known as the Church of the Holy Sepulcher) was closed on Wednesday evening due to the spread of the coronavirus “until further notice.” It is reported by the Israeli state radio Kan.
According to him, such a decision was made by the local church leadership in coordination with the Israeli police “in accordance with the new rules”, introduced by the authorities of the Jewish state. The Israeli government on Wednesday approved a tightening of quarantine from 18:00 Moscow time on March 25 for seven days, aimed at limiting public activity in order to counteract the spread of coronavirus.
So, the Israelis are ordered not to depart more than 100 meters from their place of residence, taxis are forbidden to carry more than one passenger, meetings and sports are excluded. You can ride in personal transport in an amount of not more than two people and only to the supermarket for groceries or a pharmacy, as well as to receive medical care, or in the case of “moving an employee to permitted work in accordance with existing regulations.”
The Jerusalem Temple of the Resurrection is the main shrine of the Christian world. It is believed that he stands in the very place where, according to the Holy Scriptures, Jesus Christ was crucified, buried, and then resurrected. This place was found by the envoys of the Roman emperor Constantine three centuries after the crucifixion. Every year on Holy Saturday (this year falls on April 19) on the eve of Orthodox Easter, the miracle of the descent of the Holy Fire takes place there.
The number of detected cases of coronavirus infection in Israel rose on Wednesday to 2170. According to the Ministry of Health, five patients died, condition 37 is assessed as serious, 58 people recovered. The outbreak caused by the new coronavirus disease was recorded at the end of 2019 in Central China, later spreading to more than 150 countries and was recognized by the World Health Organization as a pandemic. According to the latest data, over 410 thousand people were infected in the world, more than 18 thousand deaths were recorded.
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