ALL NEWS

Coronavirus precautions prompt closure of 2 temples, curtail Church missionary efforts

Feb 21, 2020, 5:26 PM | Updated: Mar 12, 2020, 9:21 am
Why the new coronavirus is a concern...
COVID-19 is a concern for several reasons, including how it evolved. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
(Image credit: Shutterstock)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints is making changes in Asia because of the novel coronavirus.  In a statement, the Church said missionaries recently moved out of the China, Hong Kong Mission are near the end of a two-week isolation, and will be temporarily reassigned.

But concerns over spread of the potentially deadly virus are prompting the church to temporarily close the Taipei, Taiwan, and Seoul, South Korea, temples.  South Korea is reporting new cases, pushing the total number above 200.  The church says missionaries there and in Mongolia will follow isolation practices recommended by the World Health Organization.

Missionaries in Cambodia, Singapore and Thailand are now being asked to stay in their homes, except to get groceries or supplies, to exercise or to attend worship services.   In addition, the church says missionaries will be asked to stay six feet away from others.

The church says the actions are precautionary, and added that it will continue to closely monitor the situation.

Two Utahns who were traveling on cruise ships in the region have been diagnosed with coronavirus and are currently being treated.

All News

...
Dan Bammes

Four die in Iron County plane crash

IRON COUNTY, Utah — Four people died Saturday evening in a plane crash east of Cedar City. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and firefighters were dispatched to a report of a fire about five miles east of Cedar City shortly before 7:00 p.m. When they arrived, they discovered the wreckage of a single-engine […]
1 month ago
State street traffic sign...
Samantha Herrera

State Street traffic restrictions starting soon

State Street traffic restrictions are slated to start soon and continue into August. Work will impact areas downtown and near the Capitol.
1 month ago
Nicolas Cage as “Nick Cage” contemplates his career in Mallorca, Spain in “The Unbearable Wei...
KellieAnn Halvorsen

FAN EFFECT REVIEW: “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” is a hilarious grown-up comedy with an emphasis on grown-up

“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” is a wonderfully weird, insightfully intelligent, and absolutely hilarious grown-up action-comedy. 
1 month ago
Garth Brooks Salt Lake...
Simone Seikaly

Garth Brooks sells out second Salt Lake concert in 45 minutes

It was the second time in less than a year that Garth Brooks sold that many tickets for a Salt Lake City concert so quickly.
1 month ago
A Smith's recycling bin...
Devin Oldroyd

Recycle single-use plastic at your local Smith’s

In honor of Earth Month, Smith's Food & Drug is encouraging its customers to recycle thin-filter plastic materials at their local stores.
1 month ago
City hall break-in window was smashed...
Devin Oldroyd

South Weber City Hall break-in causes minor damages

The South Weber City Hall break-in was reported by employees as they were showing up to work Friday morning. Walk-in traffic was closed due to the break-in.
1 month ago

Sponsored Articles

Prescription opioid...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
...

Tax Tuesday: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Filing Their Taxes

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
...

Tax Tuesday: How will last year’s child tax credits affect you?

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
...

Tax Tuesday: Key Information Before the Filing Deadline

Businesses can receive a credit of up to $5,000 per employee in 2020 and up to $21,000 per employee in 2021.
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
Coronavirus precautions prompt closure of 2 temples, curtail Church missionary efforts