Six churches in the Philippines closed for the followers after priests found infected with Coronavirus. Archbishop Jose Cabantan of Cagayan de Oro believed the priests contracted the virus from infected people while they were celebrating Mass, Ucanews reported.
Archbishop Jose Cabantan said that all religious activities would be suspended in six churches that will remain closed for 10 days from April 28 to May 7.
“The infection of our priests was very unexpected, never thought of, never wished for,” he added.
Archbishop Jose Cabantan said that these churches will be disinfected while the priests remain in isolation for at least 14 days until cleared by their doctors. Parishioners will also be tested for the virus.
Amid a rise in Coronavirus infection, the Philippines Catholic churches had taken a stand against the Government in March 2021. Christin leaders had asserted the right to worship amid lockdown. However, on March 22, the Philippines had closed down all churches.