Quiapo Church opens doors to 100 attendees during Holy Mass


Posted at Jul 10 2020 08:11 AM | Updated as of Jul 10 2020 08:12 AM

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Quiapo Church in Manila opened its doors to more Mass attendees Friday after the government allowed churches in areas placed under the general community quarantine to accommodate 10 percent of the church’s capacity.

Hijos at the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene said up to 100 attendees will be allowed inside the sanctuary during Holy Mass and 50 attendees in between Masses.

Attendees must first line up outside the church, take temperature checks and sanitation checks and step on a foot bath before being allowed inside the sanctuary.

All attendees must wear a mask inside the church. Physical distancing is strictly imposed inside the basilica.

The government previously imposed a 10-people limit on religious gatherings in places of worship under GCQ areas to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Rodrigo Duterte has extended Metro Manila's GCQ status until July 15, while Cebu City is still under the enhanced community quarantine due to rising number of COVID-19 cases.