Covid live news: Lebanon hits record daily cases after blast; Russian vaccine must follow safety procedure, says WHO

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The Israel Museum has pulled the priceless Dead Sea Scrolls out of a heavily fortified vault ahead of its reopening to the public following a five-month shutdown amid to the coronavirus pandemic.

The museum, Israel’s largest cultural institution, closed down in March as the country entered lockdown. But budgetary problems left the Jerusalem museum shuttered after Israel began easing restrictions on public spaces in May.

I feel that the museum is returning to life. A museum that can’t welcome its patrons is a dead museum. An artwork and exhibit are not complete without visitors.

They want to welcome people. They want to open up.

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Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Covid live news: Lebanon hits record daily cases after blast; Russian vaccine must follow safety procedure, says WHO ———

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