Allow more congregants in churches
THE EDITOR, Madam:
The government made a good move reopening the beaches and allowing more people to attend church services. However, the maximum number of persons in attendance should be no more than 50.
With the greatest of respect, that type of thinking, in my opinion, is irrational and unbalanced. Because the bigger the size of the chapel, the more people it can hold in it.
Chapels vary in size; some of them have the capacity to accommodate 200 persons, while maintaining social distancing.
It is not the number of persons gathered at an indoor event that ought to take precedence but, rather, ensuring full compliance to the protocols. In other words, 25 persons gathered at an indoor event, and who are not adhering to COVID-19 protocols, are far more dangerous than 50 or 100 persons gathered within an indoor space who are complying with all the protocols.