Christmas cheer has been harder to come by this year in the shadow of the coronavirus and, in places like Nazareth where festivities are toned down compared to normal, the result is downright depressing.
But one hospital is trying to boost holiday spirit. The EMMS Nazareth Hospital, also known as Scottish Hospital and English Hospital, new born babes were wrapped in Christmas onesies and Santa Claus hats ... instead of swaddling clothes.
"Christmas is a time of joy and celebration. This year, we celebrate the holiday beneath the shadow of coronavirus, which is not a simple thing, but we are determined not to let the situation hurt our joy,"said Prof. Fahed Hakim, the hospital's medical director. "There is nothing more symbolic than celebrating the miracle of childbirth on a holiday that has childbirth at its center."
"I am happy and excited for all the new parents of the December babies, and hope we will have a much better year than last year."
The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.