The Coptic Church of Egypt spoke today about the first two cases of coronavirus concerning its clergy.
The issue is reported by Al-Ahram newspaper, which quotes a Coptic Church spokesman confirming that two Coptic priests, one from the city of Qena (in Upper Egypt) and one from Damietta (in northern Egypt), were affected by Covid-19.
So far, the origin of their infection is unknown.
It should be noted that since the end of March, the churches of the Coptic Church have remained closed, as a measure of the Egyptian government to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
As part of the same measures, even funeral services are held in the presence of the immediate family only and only in one temple in each city. At the same time, public visits to Coptic monasteries have been banned.