The Palestinian health ministry called for local churches, mosques and other institutions to close after a number of suspected cases at a hotel in the city of Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
The Church of the Nativity remained open Thursday morning, an AFP photographer said.
“We respect the authorities’ decision because safety comes first,” the church official said on condition of anonymity.
“If not today then (the closure) will be tomorrow.”
The Palestinian health ministry earlier announced that a number of suspected cases had been detected at a hotel in the Bethlehem area, the first in the Palestinian territories.
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Source: UG Christian News