Vatican donates masks to China to combat coronavirus outbreak
Since Jan. 27, the Vatican has sent up to 700,000 protective masks to three affected regions in China. "The whole world is standing together to fight the virus," said a Chinese priest in Rome.
As coronavirus spreads in Asia, churches get vigilant
Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand are the worst affected by the virus' spread. The Diocese of Hong Kong asks priests and eucharistic ministers to wear surgical masks while distributing Communion.