I was born in Italy in Naples, but my mother was from Tuscany, Livorno. I still have relatives and friend there (first cousins and others). Livorno has a few cases of the virus. All of Italy has shut down its schools and universities. The photo above shows where there is a epidemic and stringent measures are being taken in terms of quarantine.
The link below from Rorate Caeli has an article that may be too ideological. Press the title for the article:
But what if?
What if we are told not to open our churches or have public Masses? The priest, if he is healthy, could still offer Mass for the world privately. Would that be sufficient? Or should we open our churches for prayer, for adoration, for Mass, for Confessions? Then let each make up his or her own mind to attend or not?
If there is an epidemic or pandemic, should the Church not be concerned about public health and taking radical precautions?
What is hysteria and what is common sense in a pandemic. Is Rorate Caeli's article indicating that we should have public Masses and open churches in a pandemic? Do you agree or not?