Baclaran Church in Manila reopened to devotees following guidelines of the community quarantine and has scheduled regular disinfection of its premises twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays.
Baclaran Church, also known as the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, announced on May 18, 2020, its regular twice-a-week schedule every Monday and Thursday afternoon as part of its efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus disease which has placed Metro Manila under community quarantine.
Baclaran Church credited BioSci Chemicals with helping with the disinfection which began Monday this week and is expected to again be done today, Thursday.
The popular Catholic church run by the Redemptorist Order of Priests is usually open 24 hours to welcome over 150,000 devotees frequenting the church to join the Wednesday Perpetual Novena, pray, attend Holy Mass, and join activities.
The Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) which placed Metro Manila under lockdown for two months also closed the church after it stopped mass gatherings such as church activities which were then reverted to online streaming.
Under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) enforced in Metro Manila on May 16, Baclaran Church and other churches have been allowed to hold open its doors with a limit to 5 visitors at a time.
The church is in the area declared under a 3-day calibrated lockdown starting today, Thursday, after the Paranaque City government assessed the high incidence of coronavirus infections in Barangay Baclaran’s 10 streets. The lockdown began today, Thursday, May 21 at 6 a.m. and will last until Saturday, May 23, at 6 a.m.
Disinfection and flushing will also be conducted by the government in the monitored areas on Friday.
Baclaran Church holds live streaming of its Holy Mass and Novena on its Facebook Page here.
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