Due to a surge in Coronavirus cases, Kolkata churches decided to close their doors for the followers. All 65 Catholic churches will be closed till May 17. Churches have been told to shift online for parishes to stay connected with priests.
Archbishop Thomas D Souza, head of the Catholic churches said that these churches will remain closed till May 17, after which a review will be done.
Additionally, the Church of North India also announced that all Sunday services and formal congregations suspended in its 34 churches for an indefinite time. As Catholic churches have daily services, there will be no physical holy mass or liturgical services till May 17.