Priest in Manila Church Dies of COVID-19
MANILA CHURCH – The San Agustin Church is under a lockdown now after its priest, Fr. Arnold Sta. Maria Cañoza, died of COVID-19.
The Philippines is one of the countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The health risk has affected the people’s way of living and as well as the economy of the nation.
Currently, students are under blended learning as face-to-face classes are prohibited. The lessons are delivered to them through online classes and modules. Undeniably, there are doubts on the effectivity of the said modes.
It is also a protocol now that everyone must wear a face mask when setting foot outdoors. There are sanctions for those who will be caught without a face mask. Furthermore, physical distancing must be practiced and there are also establishments that require a face shield aside from face mask.
Community quarantine measures are still up in the country now. The elderly and those who are immuno-compromised are known to be more prone to getting infected with COVID-19 but it exempts no one.
Currently, several establishments have either suspended their operations or placed in under skeleton force to help fight the spread of the disease. A lot of people lost their lives to it.
In San Agustin Church, a priest, Fr. Arnold Sta. Maria Cañoza, died of COVID-19. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, following the death of Fr. Arnold, the said Manila Church is under lockdown now.
There are still no updates as to when the church will be opened again. It sought prayers for the deceased priest.
As the Holy Week is approaching and the threats of COVID-19 are existing, the Diocese of Novaliches have decided to suspend some religious activities. Instead, it will be streamed live. The gathering during the Palm Sunday is also suspended.
Reportedly, the churches under the Diocese of Cubao are also under lockdown now. It will be closed until April 4.
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