SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints introduced the short-term closure of two temples in Asia, together with a number of areas the place missionaries are self-isolating amid the unfold of the brand new coronavirus, or COVID-19.
The Taipei Taiwan Temple has been closed quickly, and the Seoul Korea Temple will quickly shut starting Saturday, the church mentioned within the announcement.
“Members in some components of the world will not be gathering for weekly worship providers. In different places, providers are being held on a restricted schedule. Native Church leaders are additionally working to help and minister to the wants of members in these areas,” the assertion learn.
Missionaries in a number of missions in Asia are below numerous ranges of isolation, the church additionally mentioned.
Missionaries in South Korea will comply with self-isolation strategies beneficial by the World Well being Group and the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
Missionaries within the Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission, Singapore Mission and Thailand Bangkok Mission are advised to remain inside their flats besides to buy meals and different provides, to train or to attend worship providers. Missionaries who’ve been known as to those three missions might be quickly reassigned to different places.
Missionaries within the Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Mission are making solely restricted visits to individuals when invited.
Missionaries affected by these precautions will proceed to show through cellphone or video calls.
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