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Catholic services canceled in Venice due to coronavirus

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Patriarchate of Venice of the Roman Catholic Church announced the cancellation of all events dedicated to the beginning of Lent before Easter, reports ANSA.

The ban is caused by the coronavirus and also applies to Sunday services. Priests are encouraged to conduct service on radio and television.

According to the latest authorities, the number of people infected with coronavirus exceeded 150 in Italy.

Earlier, Italian authorities introduced stringent measures in the north of the country to stop the outbreak of coronavirus.

Schools and universities were ordered to quarantine, museums and cinemas were closed by the end of the month, major sporting and cultural events were postponed, and the famous Milan La Scala opera house also stopped working.

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