Church Activities And Mass Gatherings Shutdown By Manila’s Catholic Leader

The spread of coronavirus in the world as been a terrible thing for everyone as the head of manila’s Catholic church has order the suspension of all public activities and other mass gatherings in the country for the next ten days, as part of ways, effort to prevent the spread of covid-19 in the philippine capital.

“As a response to the call of our medical people, all the churches and shrines in the Archdiocese of Manila will revert to the period of ECQ protocols,” Bishop Broderick Pabillo, the head of the Archdiocese of Manila said, in reference to the previous strict lockdown procedures imposed in Manila.

“Public religious activities will not hold from August 3 to 14 but we continue our online activities which is the best thing for now,” he added in the statement issued late on Sunday, Pabillo had earlier positive of the virus.

Philippines reported over 98,000 cases and over 2,000 deaths as of Saturday.

More than 100 million population is predominantly catholic in Philippines. The head of the Manila church is seen as the most influential figure in the Catholic hierarchy in the country.

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