CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Roman Catholic churches in Misamis Oriental were padlocked starting Wednesday until May 10, Msgr. Rey Monsanto said here.
Monsanto, an official of the Roman Catholic Archdioceses here, said that the churches would undergo disinfection after the assigned priest were found COVID-19 positive.
He said the priests were now confined in various hospitals along with some convent staff and employees who were also found COVID +19 positive.
The following Roman Catholic churches were located in the municipal towns of Laguindimgan, Alubijid, Tagoloan and Jasaan, all in Misamis Oriental.
In Cagayan de Oro City, the churches in the villages (barangays) of Carmen and Gusa and the Nazareno Church in the city’s downtown district were also temporarily closed.
Monsanto said that the churches would reopen on May 10 after undergoing massive disinfections and when the affected personnel, including the priests, recover.
COVID-19 cases in Northern Mindanao since January 2020 until Tuesday (April 27, 2021) totaled 15,201 patients where 14,077 have recovered and only 319 deaths. -0-