Malacañang on Wednesday stated the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 has permitted the advice to drop the traditional traslacion procession and other associated activities for “the banquet of the black Nazarene” this year. In a virtual media briefing, appearing presidential spokesperson, cupboard secretary Karlo Nograles, reiterated President Rodrigo Duterte’s attraction to the Roman Catholic church and the black Nazarene devotees to cancel the physical gatherings, including the conventional procession on January 9, to further prevent further growth of COVID-19 cases.
“Kaugnay nito inaaprubahan ng countrywide mission force against COVID-19 ang pasuspende ng traslacion o ang procession ng imahe ng itim na nazareno (in step with this, the NTF COVID-19 has accredited the suspension of the traslacion or the procession of the black Nazarene image),” Nograles stated. The suspension also consists of the closure of the minor basilica of the black Nazarene, popularly referred to as Quiapo church in Manila, from January 7 to January 9, and no physical loads will be held. As an opportunity, Nograles stated the NTF additionally authorised the behaviour of on line loads so that it will be aired nationwide. In an information launch, the Department of Health (DOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) additionally called on all devotees of the Black Nazarene to soundly study the translation and its associated activities with the aid of attending virtual events at home as opposed to going to unsafe gatherings.
“We have witnessed this past vacation season how fast, how rapid the upward push has been of COVID-19 due to social gatherings. We would like to remind everybody to be vigilant and retain training the essential health protocols amid the upcoming hazard of the omicron variant and the continuing upward thrust in instances those past days,” DOH Secretary of Health Francisco T. Duque III stated
- Rabindra Abeyasinghe, who represents to the Philippines, said the “alarming scenario” calls for safer approaches to have fun traditions.
“We enchantment to devotees — please live at home to help restrict the unfold of COVID-19 and its editions. Doing so is an act of kindness. We need to defend every different, especially our aged and people with underlying scientific conditions,” he said. Manila mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said the city government would be stricter in imposing health protocols in spite of the Quiapo church’s selection to heed the NTF decision scrapping the traslacion and different associated bodily activities.
“Pangalawa ng walang traslacion, final year me misa, so ang ginawa natin choke points tapos pila, however this time wala talaga, walang misa physically, walang video wall, sarado ang simbahan, online mass lang (this is the second one time that there could be no traslacion, closing 12 months there are masses, so what we did, there are choke points then there are traces, but this time there will be no occasion, no bodily mass, no video wall, the church will be closed, only on line mass),” domagoso said in a media briefing at the Manila metropolis corridor. He urged the public not to go Quiapo church, announcing there can be police personnel and enforcement devices inside the perimeter of the church in addition to in all the roads leading in the direction of the church. Domagoso signed an executive order prohibiting the sale of liquor and other alcoholic liquids from 6 PM Of January 8 to 6AM Of January 10. He extended his gratitude to msgr. Hernando “ding” Coronel, rector and parish priest of the Quiapo church, for heeding the call of the metropolis government to suspend the procession and related sports. The restrictions can be carried out for the approaching banquet day of Sto. Nino in Tondo celebrated every 1/3 Sunday of January.
The traslacion is the Catholic devoted’s annual non-secular festival involving a traditional procession of the Black Nazarene, an image of Jesus Christ, from Quirino Grandstand in Luneta to Quezon boulevard, Manila. That is the second year that the traditional procession of the black Nazarene has been suspended because of the worldwide health disaster. Metro Manila is presently underneath alert degree three as a fast spike of COVID-19 infections has been recorded following the holiday season. On Wednesday, the DOH logged 10,775 new COVID-19 instances, 50 percent better as compared to the 5,434 infections recorded on Tuesday. The brand new infections brought the country’s active case tally to 39,974 and total confirmed infections to 2,871,745 for the reason that pandemic started out in March 2020