Vatican Museums to reopen on June 1

first_imgA statement said the Museums, which house some of the world’s greatest Renaissance masterpieces as well as ancient Roman and Egyptian artefacts, can be visited from the beginning of June, though only by making on-line reservations in order to control the number of people. VATICAN CITY – The Vatican Museums will reopen on June 1, the Vatican said on Saturday, ending a closure caused by the coronavirus lockdown that has drained the Holy See’s coffers. An empty corridor inside Vatican Museums as staff prepare for reopening on June 1 with new social distancing and hygiene rules after months of closure due to a spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). An empty corridor inside Vatican Museums as staff prepare for reopening on June 1 with new social distancing and hygiene rules after months of closure due to a spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). MUSEI VATICANI/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS Similar conditions will apply to visitors to the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo south of Rome. (Reuters) Visitors will have their temperatures checked and will have to wear masks and use hand sanitizer. Staff will wear masks and gloves and health workers will be on hand.last_img

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