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Coronavirus – Catholic Church Not Mulling Lockdown

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.04.

The Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (MKPK) is not planning to close churches down or cancel services in view of the coronavirus epidemic, the body’s secretary told a press conference on Friday.

Tamás Tóth said the MKPK would pass further decisions with regard to consultation with epidemiology experts.

New Record: 459 New Cases Registered in 24 Hours
New Record: 459 New Cases Registered in 24 Hours

The number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 459 to 7,382 over the past 24 hours, and one patient has died, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday morning. This is yet again a new daily record. During the spring wave, the highest number of new infections registered in 24 hours was 210. In the […]Continue reading

The MKPK, has, however, confirmed earlier preventive measures to be observed in churches, Tóth said, adding that people should keep a safe distance and avoid shaking hands, and wear masks during confession.

featured image: mass for the opening of the school year at the Premonstratensian Secondary Grammar School of Szombathely; via György Varga/MTI