The decision to axe the public Angelus was welcomed by the Italian Government, with one spokesman saying it showed "statesmanship and leadership" by the Holy Father and was in line with restrictions adopted by the Italian government. The 83-year-old Pope did not take part in this week's annual Lenten retreat for the Roman Curia in Ariccia, 16 miles south-east of Rome.
Following the lead of the Italian government, the Vatican also announced March 8 that the Vatican Museums, the necropolis under St. Peter's Basilica and the museum at the papal villa at Castel Gandolfo would be closed until April 3 to do its part in reducing attractions that normally draw a large number of worldwide visitors to closed and crowded places.
Meanwhile, the Vatican has reported its first coronavirus case after a patient using the City State's health service tested positive for the virus.
"After 2:40 non-stop with Pope Francis, I can assure you that he is in great shape", Francois Jacolin, the bishop of Lucon, said on Twitter.
The Vatican reiterated that at the moment only one case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Vatican, an "external person" who had gone to the clinics of the Directorate of Health and Hygiene for a pre-hire medical examination.
"I am close through prayer with the people who suffer from the current coronavirus epidemic", the pope said in his message, AFP said.
With my brother Aps join the faithful during this hard time, to encourage them to live in faith, hope, and charity. At the start of the broadcast, he greeted the volunteers working for Idlib present in St Peter's Square, saying: "Thank you for what you do for Idlib".
The bells of St. Peter's Basilica tolled as the window opened and Francis appeared for a few seconds to wave to the people below in the square.
Both will be held without general public participation from inside the official papal library in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and will be viewable on the internet or television, the Vatican said in a statement on Saturday.
Cuomo also confirmed that Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton has tested positive for the new coronavirus . According to the governor, makers of the hand sanitizer can produce 100,000 gallons per week.
After hugging and exchanging pleasantries with Jay, LeBron shook Blue's hand and gave her a gentle pat on the shoulder. The 8-year-old star was seen snacking on chips, laughing with her dad and enjoying the game all-around.
Cette situation renvoie à l'année 2001, quand une épizootie de fièvre aphteuse avait entraîné le report de trois matches. France/Irlande, Ecosse/ Pays de Galles et Italie/Angleterre sont reportés à une date ultérieure, encore inconnue.
Several countries in the Middle East have axed new Pixar movie Onward , after it emerged that one of its characters is openly gay. Its box office receipts now stand at $98.3 million, already a win for the studio since it cost just $7 million.
Generally, the organization says it's the worldwide spread of a new disease - though it doesn't define a specific threshold. Tedros said countries must still concentrate on both containing the virus and mitigating its impact.
Elle est donc rentrée en scène en déclarant: "J'avais besoin de jouer devant un vrai public , ça me fait super plaisir". La représentation se faisait au profit de l'association Women Safe & Children dont elle est la marraine.
They followed the example of three East Cork towns, Youghal, Midleton and Cobh, who cancelled their parades over the weekend. Patrick's Day parade will be cancelled in a bit to curb the spread of coronavirus. "It's fun organising it every year".
Rick Cotton , the executive director of the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, has contracted the deadly coronavirus , Gov. The Port Authority oversees Newark Liberty International Airport as well as New York City's LaGuardia Airport and John F.
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Reports say that the patient is in good condition, and had traveled outside the state, but not outside the country. Last week, Governor Lee confirmed the first case of the virus in the state of Tennessee, in Williamson County.
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The Bianconeri defeated Inter Milan at the Allianz Stadium, thanks to two goals from Aaron Ramsey and Paulo Dybala . It was the Wales midfielder's fourth goal of the season after joining Juve from Arsenal past year .
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Gabrielle further posted on a slideshow , in part, "It was an EPIC night filled with so much love & a real sense of community". It provides funding for scholarships that support educational opportunities for youth in the LGBTQ community .