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The Russian Orthodox churches will continue to work during a pandemic coronavirus and hold Church services, and in some cases to let the parishioners. This was announced by the Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media of the Moscow Patriarchate, Vladimir Legoyda, reports TASS.
“With the blessing of his Holiness Patriarch, the priests continued to conduct services — said Legoyda. — Moreover, I hope that, where possible, some small number of parishioners can be in the temples.”
Earlier on Sunday, March 29, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill urged the faithful to keep the orders of the authorities related to the dissemination of coronavirus, and not to go to temples. Instead, the priest told him to pray at home.
Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Sunday called on citizens to observe a two-meter distance because of the coronavirus. In addition, shops and pharmacies recommended to make a special layout that people find it easier to distance themselves from each other.
According to March 29, in Russia the number of people with suspected coronavirus has increased to 182.7 thousand. Before this figure was much lower — of 166.7 thousand people. That’s how much the Russians are now under medical supervision.
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