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Coronavirus: Goa Church issues advisory to Catholics

Panaji, Mar 14 (GCCurrentAffairs) The Roman Catholice Church in Goa on Saturday issued an advisory urging those diagnosed with Coronavirus not to attend public functions, to purify their hands with water or sanitisers before distribution of the Holy Communion.

The advisory, endorsed by Archbishop of Goa, Daman and Diu Filipe Neri Ferrao, said, ”If anyone has had contact with a person who has been diagnosed with Corona Virus, please ask them to temporarily avoid coming to public functions where many congregate, for at least two weeks. ..On Good Friday, at the Veneration of the Cross, discourage people from kissing the Cross. The blessing with a raised Cross would be adequate. Those who desire could come in a queue, make reverence with a bow and go back. Holy water stoops may be kept dry.”

The advisory would be in place till Easter Sunday on April 12.

The advisory came following an appeal made by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to all religious heads in the state to urge their followers against mass congregations.

Goa has not registered a single positive coronavirus case yet

Source
Via UNI-India

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