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No handshakes: Coronavirus outbreak spooks temples, churches and mosques!


Unlike public areas such as shopping malls, recreational centers and parks, discouraging the devout from going to their places of worship and imposing other restrictions on sacred sites can be extra sensitive.

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.

In Hong Kong, Cardinal John Hon Tong, wearing a mask, announced the suspension of public Masses for two weeks ...


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