Entire Church in England Self-Isolates After One Congregant Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A sign is pictured following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manchester, Britain October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

An entire Catholic congregation in Stafford, England, has had to self-isolate after a single parishioner tested positive for the coronavirus. The move comes as new cases of a newer strain of the virus are emerging in the United Kingdom.

The congregation, St. Austin’s Catholic Church, was told of the positive test following mass on Sunday.

“Following the advice given by the NHS over the phone, and the guidelines given on the website, we believe we have contacted everyone who attended this mass, informing them of the situation and the need to isolate for ten days,” the church wrote on its Facebook page.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter