Monterrey / 07.30.2021 15:00:16
The Archdiocese of Monterrey announced, through a statement, that as of this August 1 they will reduce the capacity in their temples to only 30 percent.
This, he pointed out, due to the exponential increase in positive cases for covid-19 that have occurred in recent days within this third wave of the pandemic in the entity.
“Given the increase in people infected by COVID in our state, with concern I inform you that we must lower the capacity in our churches to 30% as of August 1 and until further notice.
“I am aware that this is a situation that none of us would have wanted, but out of prudence and in order for all of us to help each other take care of ourselves, I believe it is necessary to make this decision,” says the document signed by the Archbishop of Monterrey. Rogelio Cabrera López.
Which also asked everyone involved in the issue to redouble their efforts and comply with all sanitary measures.
In that sense, stressed Cabrera López, a fundamental part in this new peak of the pandemic will be to maximize health protocols.
“I invite all the parish priests, rectors and parish administrators to be very attentive so that the health protocols established previously are followed, especially the healthy distance, the use of face masks, the taking of temperature, the adequate sanitization of our temples after each celebration ”, the archbishop stressed.
It is worth mentioning that yesterday the Secretary of Health in Nuevo León, Manuel de la O Cavazos, reported that the epidemiological traffic light in the entity rose to four indicators in red, two in orange, one in yellow and three in green.
The most intense risk at the traffic light since the end of January and the beginning of February.
However, it did not announce new restrictions for this week and they remained the same as in the previous weeks, that is, a permitted capacity of 50 percent.
Despite the state disposition, the Archdiocese of Monterrey considered it prudent and voluntarily to make this decision to reduce the capacity allowed in its temples.