Religious celebrations resumed today with several conditions

in News · 30-05-2020 15:52:00 · 0 Comments

Community religious ceremonies return today after a pause of more than two months caused by the covid-19, with exceptional rules, with the Directorate-General for Health (DGS)

In the document defining the prevention and control measures to be adopted in places of worship by religious institutions and citizens, DGS reinforced that "in places of there is a risk of direct and indirect transmission of SARS-CoV-2 [the new coronavirus, which causes covid-19 disease] ", which require maximum care.

On the side of religious ceremonies, the resumption of face-to-face celebrations is being viewed with a mixture of joy and caution, according to the heads of several entities contacted by Lusa, namely, the spokespersons for the Catholic Church, the Islamic Community of Lisbon, the Israeli Community and the Portuguese Evangelical Alliance.

In common, the desire to re-share the spaces of worship with the faithful, and the notion of responsibility to comply with the new rules agreed with the DGS in order to maximize the safety of participants in religious rituals.

In addition to the general rules, such as the two-meter spacing between participants and the use of protective materials, common to all religious celebrations, each ceremony has yet to adapt its specific rituals to the new rules.


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