Singapore & Hong Kong Church Masses Suspended Due to Coronavirus
The Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore announced that all public masses during weekdays and weekends will be temporarily suspended starting Saturday (February 15, 2020). The move aims to prevent the spread of the virus.
All public events generating a large number of people including seminars, formation sessions, and retreats have been also suspended as a precautionary measure against the disease. COVID-19 has already infected around 60,000 people and killed thousands of others all around the world.
The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong also made an announcement last Thursday (February 13) that public masses from February 15 to 28, 2020 would be also suspended including Ash Wednesday on February 26.
Hong Kong government stressed that the upcoming two weeks are crucial for fighting the coronavirus outbreak prompting the Catholic Church to make a move regarding the issue.
According to the World Health Organization, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 53 people in Hong Kong and 58 in Singapore.
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