Kasama, 24 January, 2021 / 12:18 pm (ACI Africa).
Three Parishes of Zambia’s Kasama Archdiocese have been closed for two weeks after Priests and members of staff working in these Parishes tested positive for COVID-19.
The Local Ordinary of Kasama, Archbishop Ignatius Chama directed the closure of the three Parishes on Thursday, January 21 “with immediate effect,” the Communication Secretary in the Archdiocese of Kasama, Fr. Nicholas Kaliminwa reported the same day.
In the report shared with ACI Africa, the Fr. Kaliminwa says that Archbishop Chama’s decision to close the Parishes was based on the fact that “some Priests and Parish staff in the affected Parishes have tested positive for COVID-19.”
The affected Parishes include St. Margaret Mungwi Parish, St. Kizito Henry Kapata Parish, and St. Peter’s Luwingu Parish.
Those who had visited the Clerics and Staff members infected with COVID-19 are to “go for coronavirus testing,” the Zambian Archbishop directed.