Donetsk, Apr 10 – DAN. DPR center for prevention of COVID-19 has called on the Orthodox Christians to abstain from visiting churches on April 11 and 12 in sight of the coronavirus threat.

"The inter-ministerial center is calling on the DPR residents to avoid visiting religious institutions on April 11 and 12," the announcement reads.

Ilarion, the Metropolitan of Donetsk and Mariupol, will hold the Divine Liturgy to be broadcasted online.

On March 14, the DPR went on high alert in connection with the threat of the coronavirus infection spread.

Latest reports said that there were more than a 1.5 mln COVID-19 cases across the world; nearly 88,000 people have died. Out of the 212 affected countries, areas or territories the largest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is recorded in the US, Spain and Italy.

DRR has imposed a number of restriction on public events, restaurants and educational institutions.*ot