In response to ‘misinterpretations’ of the latest government decrees, the police issued an announcement on Saturday clarifying that church-going is prohibited, including during Easter.
“During these holy days, we understand people’s need to go to church. However this year is different; this Easter we are all called to behave maturely and responsibly.
“For this reason we call on everyone anew to fully comply with the relevant decree; we hereby make clear that as per the decree, going to premises of religious worship like churches and mosques is prohibited,” the announcement said.
“Excepted from the decree is ONLY attendance at funerals, weddings and baptisms of first and second degree relatives at gatherings that do not exceed 10 people,” it was added.
The announcement concluded by making clear that “all are equal before the law and any violations will be reported without exception. We call on everyone, priests and faithful alike, to cooperate and fully comply with the announced decrees. Police continue their intensive checks with the aim to protect public health and safety.”