Some churches broadcast online, others take precautionary steps

Temperature-screening measures were in place at New Creation Church in Buona Vista, where many attended its services. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO It was a quiet Sunday at the Church of St Alphonsus in Novena yesterday, with public mass for Catholics in Singa
It was a quiet Sunday at the Church of St Alphonsus in Novena yesterday, with public mass for Catholics in Singapore suspended indefinitely amid the coronavirus outbreak. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Temperature-screening measures were in place at New Creation Church in Buona Vista, where many attended its services. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO It was a quiet Sunday at the Church of St Alphonsus in Novena yesterday, with public mass for Catholics in Singa
Temperature-screening measures were in place at New Creation Church in Buona Vista, where many attended its services. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Some live-stream weekend services, while others take measures such as fever screening

It was an unusually quiet Sunday morning at the Church of St Alphonsus, or Novena Church as it is more popularly known.

Fewer than 30 people were at the public areas at 9am when The Straits Times visited one of Singapore's most iconic Catholic churches, which has a seating capacity of 1,500 and normally holds four sessions of mass or worship services on Sunday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 17, 2020, with the headline 'Some churches broadcast online, others take precautionary steps'. Print Edition | Subscribe