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  • No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

    No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

    • Feb 17, 2020

    In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others’ hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the virus that started in China.

  • No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

    No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

    • Feb 16, 2020

    In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others’ hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the virus that started in China.

  • Public Masses canceled in Hong Kong as fears over coronavirus swell

    • Feb 14, 2020

    Responding to a government appeal for citizens to stay home in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the administrator of the Hong Kong diocese has suspended public Masses until the end of the month, including the Ash Wednesday service marking the beginning of the Lenten season.

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