Parishioners of the St Francis RC Church in Belmont have been advised that all Holy Week ceremonies, public Masses, and church activities have been cancelled until further notice.
The St. Francis of Assisi Parish Office also remains closed as the facility will be deep-cleaned and sanitised.
In a Facebook post, the church confirmed that its response is an effort to protect the health and safety of parishioners after two members of the congregation tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently under quarantine.
The parish said both individuals are from the same household.
One attended Holy Mass on Saturday 13th March at 5pm and the Lenten Retreat on Tuesday 16th March at 6pm. The other was on the church’s compound on Saturday 27th March, but was not physically in the Pastoral Centre where Mass and services are held.
The church said contact tracing is ongoing and being conducted by the relevant authorities.