JUST IN: Palestinian authorities to close Church of Nativity, birthplace of Christ after suspected Coronavirus cases
The Palestinian health ministry called for local churches, mosques and other institutions to close after a number of suspected cases of coronavirus COVID-19 at a hotel in the Holy Land city of Bethlehem.
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The church built on the Bethlehem site revered as the birthplace of Jesus is to close after a suspected outbreak of the coronavirus, a church official said Thursday. (AFP)