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Pope Francis condemns those taking vacations abroad and seeking to evade isolation during quarantine

Source : 112 Ukraine

"They didn’t think about those who were staying at home, of the economic problems of many people who have been hit hard by the lockdown, of the sick people. They thought only about going on holiday and having fun", the Pontiff said
10:14, 4 January 2021

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Pope Francis reprimanded the people who went abroad to celebrate holidays, avoiding isolation during the quarantine. Reuters reported this, citing the Sunday speech of the Pontiff that he delivered from the library of Apostles Palace in the Vatican.

The Pope said he had read newspaper stories about people that sought available flights, searching for entertainment elsewhere, trying to avoid the quarantine restrictions. "They didn’t think about those who were staying at home, of the economic problems of many people who have been hit hard by the lockdown, of the sick people. [They thought] only about going on holiday and having fun", the Pontiff said.

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He added it still remains a mystery what 2021 would look like, but people still can do an essential thing: to pay more effort to take care of each other. "There is the temptation to take care only of our own interests", claimed the Head of the Holy See.

According to the latest data, many countries introduced tough restrictions to combat the spread of coronavirus. The disease took some 1.83 million lives worldwide.

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