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Good Friday flagellants defy COVID-19 scare

Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Posted at Apr 10 2020 01:06 PM

Good Friday flagellants defy COVID-19 scare

A masked Filipino penitent kneels while performing self-flagellation outside a closed church in Manila on Good Friday, defying government's orders to stay indoors due to the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The COVID-19 pandemic changed the traditional observance of Holy week in Asia’s predominantly Catholic country as churches remain closed with half the population on lockdown.