Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Masses suspended at Paramin, Maraval churches after COVID-19 case

Photo courtesy sirroyalty photos/Facebook.

Photo courtesy sirroyalty photos/Facebook.

The Roman Catholic Church has suspended masses at two churches in Maraval and Paramin after recent reports that a student at a Catholic Maraval school tested positive for COVID-19.

The Catholic Church issued a statement in Saturday saying that out of abundance of caution, the churches of Our Lady of Lourdes, Maraval and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Paramin will be closed from Saturday, July 25 until Friday, July 31 and will reopen on Saturday, August 1.

The Church said there will therefore be no Masses in those churches this weekend as well as during the week of Monday 27 to Friday July 31.

The Church said mass will be livestreamed Sunday at 5.30 pm, on Monday at 9 am and Monday to Friday at 6 pm via Father Ron Mendes, Parish Priest of Maraval, Paramin and Cameron Facebook page.

They said both churches will be fumigated and professionally sanitised early in the week and the Ministry of Health is assisting with the details of the sanitisation of the two churches.

The statement said the Maraval RC School which the student attend is also being similarly sanitised.

The Church said all students and teachers of Standard 5 have been placed in quarantine and will be tested for the virus on Monday and Tuesday.

‘When the results are returned, we will know then how to proceed. In the meantime, everyone should scrupulously follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and, as far as possible, avoid all social contact.’

‘May God have mercy on us and may our mother Mary cover us with her protective mantle. Holy Mary, pray for us. Amen.’

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