- Title: Bolivians celebrate Good Friday from their balconies due to quarantine
- Date: 11th April 2020
- Summary: LA PAZ, BOLIVIA (APRIL 10, 2020) (REUTERS) STATUE OF CHRIST ON CONVOY AT PROCESSION VARIOUS, PEOPLE LOOKING ON PROCESSION FROM WINDOW STATUE OF CHRIST ON CONVOY AT PROCESSION VARIOUS, PEOPLE LOOKING ON PROCESSION FROM BALCONY EXTERIOR OF CHURCH PRIEST PRAYING OUTSIDE CHURCH VARIOUS, STATUE OF CHRIST ON CONVOY AT PROCESSION WOMEN LOOKING ON PROCESSION FROM BALCONY (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) BOLIVIAN PRIEST, LUIS RODRIGUEZ, SAYING: "It is a unique feeling, in which God becomes present in the life of each one of them (of the people). In which God pours out his blessing. Many people have opened their windows and doors to greet, to ask for the blessing, not priest's blessing but God's blessing. This is a test of faith and faith that God gives to soothe suffering and to comfort hope in the face of this pandemic that we are living in." VARIOUS, STATUE OF CHRIST ON CONVOY AT PROCESSION
- Keywords: Bolivia COVID-19 Easter Good Friday Holy Week coronavirus procession
- Reuters ID: LVA001C91PL53
- Location: LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
- City: LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
- Country: Bolivia
- Duration: 00:01:43
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Bolivians commemorated Christ's crucifixion on Good Friday from the windows and balconies during the traditional procession of the Holy Sepulcher amid a quarantine due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Two vans of the Bolivian Police with statues of the Holy Sepulcher and the crucified Christ went down the streets of La Paz, while people from their windows and balconies waved Bolivian flags.
Bolivian Christians celebrated Good Friday without the solemn church services or mass processions of prior years.
Bolivia has taken aggressive measures to slow the spread of the disease including a nationwide quarantine and closing the country's borders.
The Bolivian health ministry said Friday (April 10) that there have been 264 cases of coronavirus including 18 deaths.
(Production: Santiago Limachi, Monica Machicao)
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