Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on may 24, will open doors after two months of quarantine

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Храм Гроба Господня в Иерусалиме 24 мая откроет двери после двух месяцев карантина

Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem from Sunday, may 24, will again begin to receive pilgrims after two months of quarantine, reported on the website of the Jerusalem Patriarchate. For security reasons and to avoid the risk of the spread of coronavirus will be restrictions: at the same time in the Church can be no more than 50 people.

Basil will be available only to those who have no fever and other signs of disease. All visitors must be masked and to keep the distance of two meters, and to refrain from all manifestations of “religious devotion”: touching and kissing of stones, icons, liturgical vestments.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre was closed due to coronavirus on March 25. In this regard, the consecration ceremony of the Holy fire on the eve of Orthodox Easter for the first time in 10 centuries passed without pilgrims, behind closed doors, in the presence of a small number of priests and journalists.

In early may Israel began to take quarantine measures. 7 may, subject to certain requirements resumed shopping malls, markets and gyms. Since may 15 allowed to gather outdoors in groups up to 50 people.

May 20, opened synagogues, mosques and Christian churches, writes NEWSru Israel. Indoors can be no more than 50 people, the distance between them shall be not less than two meters, for all present must be of the mask. Similar requirements were introduced in museums and galleries.

Also officially started the beach season. May 27 will be opened cafes, bars, restaurants, Nightclubs and public pools. May 31 will be allowed to gather outdoors in groups up to 100 people. Will start working children’s clubs, open parks and playgrounds to resume sports without spectators and work of universities.

Jun 14 can be removed restrictions on gathering of people, open theatres and cinemas, partly to resume commercial air service. While Israel may at any time to return to the rigid quarantine: if there is a new major outbreak of the coronavirus if the number of cases will double in the next 10 days and 250 patients in a serious condition.


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