Several Catholic dioceses in northern Italy have actually suspended Mass and other activities today to help include the spread of COVID-19, the breathing illness triggered by coronavirus.
The northern areas of Italy saw a dramatic uptick in coronavirus cases over the weekend, prompting some areas to suspend all occasions or gatherings of any kind, in public or private.
In response to the outbreak, dioceses in the location have actually taken various measures, including cancelling Masses and asking Catholics to get the Eucharist only in the hand.
Italian officials have likewise imposed quarantine limitations on several towns in the Lombardy and Veneto areas, where most of the infections have actually taken place.
The number of coronavirus infections in Italy has reached 219 since Monday. 6 people have passed away from the virus in the nation, which has the greatest number of cases in Europe.