The Covid-19 outbreak has taken a wide turn in India. In the last 24 hours, the country had recorded 813 new cases with 46 deaths and 70 recoveries.
On the occasion of Good Friday on April 10, major metropolitan cathedral of Mumbai, Delhi and Kerala were reported to remain close to avoid any kind of mass gathering. St. Joseph Metropolitan cathedral of Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram was one the first to do the closing. St. Michael’s Church in Mahim, Mumbai and Sacred Heart Cathedral near Gol Dak Khana in Delhi are also closed on this occasion due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Good Friday is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. According to the Bible, the son of God was flogged, ordered to carry the cross on which he would be crucified and then put to death. Each Friday before Easter, Christians solemnly honor the way Jesus suffered and died for their sins.
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Fr. Jose Puthiyedath, who is the Archeparchy of Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese of Syro Malabar Church has led prayers at Major Archbishop’s House Chapel in Kochi, Kerala today. Many churches across the country are following the same to support the government’s preventive measures taken against the virus.