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Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre was closed on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, over concerns about the coronavirus. The church is revered in Christian tradition as the site of Jesus’s crucifixion and burial. Read the article by Reuters.
The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem closes indefinitely ahead of the Easter holiday season. The decision is likely to devastate the vital tourism industry of the region. Read the article by Associated Press