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Catholic churches closed in Brisbane.
The federal government of Australia has announced that gatherings due to non-essential businesses will not be entertained in the country. All the catholic churches of Brisbane has been closed till further notice, following the notice given by the government. The officials are taking these actions to maintain social distance to limit the coronavirus spread. The officeholders of Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge declared the closures of churches in the city, which will come in effect from March 23.
Under orders issued by the directives, all the religious gatherings, and places of worship or funerals has been suspended as the precautionary measure. Even in enclosed space, people should have to maintain four square meter law to avoid community transmission of the novel coronavirus. Archbishop Coleridge said that funerals should not be a public event in the city as per the guidelines given by Queensland Health.
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The church is bringing up fun and innovative activities online to engage kids in church activities. People have turned towards faith and God in these difficult days of the outbreak. "It's my prayer that we can get through these difficult days together and that in the apparent uncertainty and anxiety, the church can be a voice of hope and a beacon of light," said Pastor Gordon Weir.
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Mayor Adrian Schrinner said that public places have started to shut down in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. The libraries will be closed for the readers, but librarians will work as usual. The online library of Brisbane will offer over 150,000 eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines from Monday with 24/7 availability. It will also provide music and video streaming services to the citizens. The council website will open the digital library for the reader on Monday with the application link.
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