Countries Where Coronavirus Canceled Christmas

Below are ten nations where celebrating Christmas through a traditional gathering on December 25 is prohibited to prevent the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. . .

The Christmas Eve mass at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank [Israel] traditionally draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area. Health authorities have canceled the public mass this year out of fears it could increase transmission of coronavirus. . .

Germany has banned Christmas parties, caroling, outdoor drinking, and even closed its iconic glühwein Christmas stalls this holiday season. Private gatherings are limited to a maximum of five people from two households during the holidays. An additional four close family members are allowed to join private gatherings on Christmas day. . .

South Korea has prohibited private social gatherings of five or more people from Christmas Eve through January 3. . .

All four nations of the U.K. – England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland – are in various stages of lockdown during the Christmas holiday. (Read more from “Countries Where Coronavirus Canceled Christmas” HERE)

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