Richmond Times-Dispatch

Palestinia­ns consider limiting Bethlehem Christmas events


RAMALLAH, West Bank— The Palestinia­n Health Ministry has recommende­d strict limits on Christmas celebratio­ns in Bethlehem this year due to the coronaviru­s outbreak.

The ministry on Saturday recommende­d the tree-lighting ceremony in Manger Square be limited to 50 people, with the lights of the tree and area restaurant­s closed at 9 p.m. throughout the Christmas season. It said religious services on Christmas Eve should also have limited attendance.

Palestinia­n officials are expected to make a final decision in the coming days.

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