Mumbai: Churches to resume Sunday mass

at 4:50 pm
Mumbai: Churches to resume Sunday mass
Mount Mary Church, Mumbai (File photo)

New Delhi (NVI): The churches in Mumbai are set to resume mass services from tomorrow, with government advised COVID-19 guidelines.

After months of closure due to the ongoing pandemic, the Maharashtra government from November 16 allowed religious places to reopen, but churches in Mumbai remained shut for the public and only private prayers were allowed.

Under the COVID-19 guidelines by the state government, face masks will be made compulsory and social distancing is to be maintained at all times inside the church.

Adults above the age of 65 years, children below 10 and persons with fever, cold, cough, and comorbidities will not be allowed inside church premises.

All religious places of worship were shut but the government in the nationwide lockdown in late March as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, the total count of coronavirus cases in worst-hit Maharashtra stands at 18,08,550, including 46,898 deaths.

Mumbai city reported 1,074 new cases in past 24 hours, which pushed its caseload to 2,80,818, while its death toll rose to 10,757 with 17 fatalities, the Health Ministry data shows.