Working Groups to Evaluate Protocol for Reopening of Churches in Venezuela

Venezuelan Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez reported that as of this Thursday working groups will be held, including the country’s religious sectors, to structure a safe dynamic in which to reopen the country’s churches, temples, and religious ceremonies for November.

“Tomorrow there will be working groups with the Ministry of the Interior, Justice and Peace, and the representatives of the churches, temples and religious denominations of the country, in order to determine the protocol that will be applied to integrate this sector into the 7+7 Plus reopening scheme,” said Rodríguez.

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After a meeting between the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19 and the members of the churches, Rodríguez explained that the instruction of the president, Nicolás Maduro, was to integrate churches and cults into the reopening “in order to consolidate the spiritual life of the people,” he said.

He added that they reviewed the sanitary and epidemiological protocols: “we reviewed everything that must be complied with, and we talked about the convenience of favoring open spaces, avoiding the use of air conditioning, increasing the use of disinfectant, masks, and temperature measurement, as well as the permanence of the 40% restricition,” he said.


Featured image: Photo courtesy of the Vice Presidency Office.

(Ultimas Noticias)

Translation: OT/JRE/SL

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