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Quiapo Church stays closed till Jan. 26

Quiapo Church closed

(FILE) RARE SIGHT Plaza Miranda, the sq. in entrance of Quiapo Church in Manila, is said off-limits on Wednesday and the police intend to maintain it that manner particularly this Sunday. For the second 12 months in a row, the Jan. 9 Black Nazarene grand procession also called “traslacion” is canceled because of the pandemic. Devotees are inspired to only attend Mass on-line. —LYN RILLON

MANILA, Philippines — The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, popularly often known as the Quiapo Church, will stay closed till January 26 because of the uptick of COVID-19 instances within the nation.

The Quiapo Church has been closed to the general public since January 13, in accordance with Quiapo parish priest Msgr. Hernando Coronel.

Coronel mentioned every day on-line Plenty and devotions will nonetheless be streamed reside in Fb.

Douglas Badong, parochial vicar of the Quiapo Church, mentioned the closure was executed to make manner for disinfection after a lot of its employees members contracted the virus.

“For sanitation, and for sensitivity na din dahil sa pagtaas ng instances, inaalala din namin ang employees at volunteers namin ang nagkaka-COVID,” Badong mentioned over Teleradyo.

(For sanitation and for sensitivity additionally because of the enhance of instances, we’re additionally taking care of our employees and volunteers since a lot of them are having COVID.)

“Pwede naman pong mas iklian kapag bumaba pa ang kaso sa mga susunod na araw,” Badong added.

(We might shorten the closure if the instances lower within the coming days.)

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