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Israel Urges Residents to Avoid Travel

In additional stringent measures to avoid the spread of the new coronavirus Israel's Health Ministry has tightened its current guidelines, saying all non-essential travel should be avoided. It has also advised anyone returning from Italy to remain in self-quarantine for 14 days. Italian authorities earlier said a 12th person had died in northern Italy from the virus, while the number of confirmed cases in the country rose to 374, the biggest in Europe. The United States also earlier issued a travel-advisory to Italy, urging the Americans to "exercise increased caution" over the spread of the disease. The Israeli Health Ministry said that according to their assessment "there is a high probability the disease has already spread to other regions of Europe and many other places in the world. In addition, traveling to conferences and other international congregations should be avoided, including trips to religious events where people from many countries gather together. Among the current destinations with a travel advisory are China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan, and Italy. (VFI News)

Pray according to scripture for those who are ill with coronavirus: "' For I will restore health unto you and I will heal you of your wounds,' says the Lord."