Delhi Sacred Heart Cathedral Church closes to visitors on Christmas amid Omicron threat

The church closed its doors to ordinary visitors over Christmas amid the Omicron threat.

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In order to avoid overcrowding due to the Christmas festivities, the Sacred Heart Cathedral, which is one of the largest churches in Delhi, has closed its doors to ordinary visitors.

Delhi police have erected barricades and deployed personnel to disperse the crowds reaching the church.

The decision was made by Church leadership in coordination with the administration, given the peak in Covid-19 cases and the fear of Omicron.

Meanwhile, Delhi on Friday reported 180 new cases of Covid-19, the highest since June 15.

There were 286 active cases on December 1, which rose to 782 on December 24. Delhi also reported the highest positivity since June 15.

The total number of cases reported in Delhi so far is 14,42,813. More than 14.16 lakh patients have recovered from Covid-19 so far.

The death toll from coronavirus infection in Delhi stands at 25,103. So far, five deaths have been reported in December.

Delhi has witnessed an increase in Covid-19 infections over the past few days amid the Omicron threat.

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Jerry B. Hatch