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Baptisms, weddings to have limited guests after quarantine, says Manila Archdiocese

The Manila Archdiocese has announced that baptisms and weddings will have a limited number of guests should religious services be allowed after the enhanced community quarantine.

In Katrina Son's report for "24 Oras," Apostolic Administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo said that a set of guidelines for religious services masses have been created to ensure social distancing.

Baptisms will now only welcome one pair of godfather and godmother aside from the parents.

For weddings, meanwhile, only the bride and groom's immediate family will be allowed as guests aside from the designated witnesses.

Mass gatherings are prohibited under the enhanced community quarantine to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The ECQ has been extended until May 15 in high-risk areas such as Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

Other provinces have been placed under general community quarantine with looser restrictions, but religious mass gatherings are still not allowed under the GCQ. —Kaela Malig/MGP, GMA News