Coronavirus Update from Bethlehem University
3 - 13 - 2020
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Dear Friends,
This morning I received another update from Brother Peter Bray, FSC., Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, on the current situation at Bethlehem University. Please find the message from Brother Peter below.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support for the community in Bethlehem.
John L. Schlageter, Esq., KCHS
Executive Director
13 March 2020
Dear John,
Greetings as we come to the end of the first week of the state of emergency and the lockdown of Bethlehem. We are in a waiting phase at present. The total number of confirmed cases has risen to 34, but one of the good things is that they are all related to the hotel where the Greek woman stayed, which means that authorities have been able to contain the spread. 
We are still locked down and the Governor has imposed further restrictions on movement between Beit Sahour, Bethlehem and Beir Jala, three villages that are in reality one large city, but are now separated. I had to go to our other campus at Mar Andrea yesterday, which is only a mile away, but the police stopped me and wanted to know why I was out on the street before letting me through. So while it is restrictive, I am impressed with the way the police and medical people are working together. Whether this means the state of emergency will be lifted or extended is unknown at this stage.
Best wishes 
Brother Peter 

Brother Peter Bray, FSC, EdD
Vice Chancellor
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land

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