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The church in west Sydney is organizing busy working hours after the priest’s son proved positive for the corona virus

The Lebanese Catholic Church in west Sydney organizes an overcrowded service – just hours after the priest’s son proved positive for the corona virus

  • Father Danny Nouh’s son, Michael, tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday
  • Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral in Harris Park held mass after his diagnosis
  • The church was thoroughly cleaned three times beforehand and closed on Sundays
  • The church urged every caregiver to have symptoms tested from July 15-18

A West Sydney church hosted a crowded congregation of worshipers hours after the site was thoroughly cleaned after a parishioner tested positive for coronavirus.

The Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral in Harris Park held a mass on Saturday at 6pm after father Danny Nouh’s son Michael tested positive for COVID-19.

Michael is a regular visitor to the Church, who was thoroughly cleaned three times on Saturday after his diagnosis, before parishioners came to the site for evening service.

The service is streamed on Our Lady of Lebanon’s YouTube channel and shows that customers are ignoring social distances while queuing for communion, without face masks or personal protective equipment worn by the priests.

Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral in West Sydney hosted a crowded congregation of churchgoers (pictured) hours after the site was thoroughly cleaned following a positive coronavirus diagnosis

Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral in West Sydney hosted a crowded congregation of churchgoers (pictured) hours after the site was thoroughly cleaned following a positive coronavirus diagnosis

Father Nouh posted a Facebook update for churchgoers on Sunday after the church closed after Michael’s positive diagnosis.

“Instructions were followed to thoroughly clean the meetinghouse to” NSW standards for safe working, “he said.

That process was immediately followed and the cleaning was done before any further services were held.

“We were told that the church did not need a closure. Then it was decided to close the church only as a precaution.

“We have taken all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our parish community.”

Michael was exposed to the virus earlier this month after visiting the Thai Rock restaurant in Wetherill Park.

The church was thoroughly cleaned three times (pictured) before Saturday evening mass and closed on Sunday

The church was thoroughly cleaned three times (pictured) before Saturday evening mass and closed on Sunday

The church was thoroughly cleaned three times (pictured) before Saturday evening mass and closed on Sunday

The community, youth and pastoral center of the church have also been thoroughly cleaned

The community, youth and pastoral center of the church have also been thoroughly cleaned

The community, youth and pastoral center of the church have also been thoroughly cleaned

After his diagnosis, Father Nouh and his family went into isolation and were tested for the disease, with Michael, except Michael, yielding a negative result.

The Church urged everyone who visited the parish between July 15-18 and show symptoms of COVID-19 to be tested.

The community, youth and pastoral center of the church have also been cleaned.

The church reopens on July 21.

24 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in New South Wales on Sunday, raising fears of a wider second wave outbreak.

Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral (photo) urged every church clerk from July 15 to 18 with coronavirus symptoms to be tested

Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral (photo) urged every church clerk from July 15 to 18 with coronavirus symptoms to be tested

Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral (photo) urged every church clerk from July 15 to 18 with coronavirus symptoms to be tested

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