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Western Wall plaza to stay open amid new virus restrictions

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation says the plaza at the holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City will remain open to worshipers following the introduction of new emergency ordinances to contain the coronavirus.

The foundation says closed prayer spaces at the Western Wall were closed today.

Only residents of the Old City will be allowed to go to the wall for prayers under the new restrictions, which bar people from going more than 100 meters from their homes if not for an approved essential activity.

Header: A Jewish man prayers at the nearly deserted Westren Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on March 26, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)