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Quiapo Church to also temporarily close until January 6

The church will re-open on January 7 in preparation for the Feast of the Black Nazarene

The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Manila will be temporarily closed to the public from January 3 to 6 for disinfection.

Father Douglas Badong, parochial vicar of the Church, announced the temporary closure.

“Due to reports of sudden increase in COVID-19 cases in Manila, we thought of temporarily closing Quiapo Church from January 3 to 6,” said the priest in a video posted on the church’s website.

“This is the church’s way of preventing the spread of COVID and to also give way for the cleaning and disinfection,” he added.

Father Badong said the church will re-open on January 7 in preparation for the Feast of the Black Nazarene.

“We ask for your understanding and cooperation,” said the priest, adding that although the church will be closed, Masses will continue to be available online.

“We encourage you to take part in the novena Masses online,” he said.

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The priest also asked the people to get vaccinated and get booster shots against COVID-19.

Authorities, meanwhile, announced on Monday that unvaccinated individuals in the capital are prohibited from going outside of their residences starting January 3.

The Metro Manila Council approved the resolution, which further restricted the movement of unvaccinated individuals in the National Capital Region.

Under the guidelines, unvaccinated individuals should remain inside their homes except when buying necessities, going to work, or other essential activities.

Outdoor exercises for such people are allowed within their vicinity.

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