The authorities of Lviv city decided to close all the churches for worshippers during the Easter holidays to prevent the threat of further spread of the coronavirus. Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovyi stated this in an interview with Hromadske.
"All the churches of Lviv will be closed. Inside, there will be only the priests and those who provide the process. There will be an online broadcast from main churches of the city. This is a clear position for Roman Catholics, Greek Catholics, and the Orthodox [Christians]," Sadovyi emphasized.
On this Sunday, April 12, Catholics around the world celebrate Easter. Priests of the Roman Catholic Church in Lviv will conduct an online broadcast of the service on this day. Believers are recommended to devote Easter cakes at home.
At the same time, Sadovyi noted that during the Easter holidays in Lviv they will not impose any additional restrictions on movement, or the work of shops.
If after two weeks the number of people infected with coronavirus does not increase, restrictive measures may be weakened by May 10–11.
Sadovy assured that he would be home at Easter and encouraged others to do the same.
As we reported before, up to 70% of the Ukrainians support the measures of quarantine and only 3% are going to visit the church on Easter.