translated from Spanish: Despite COVID, they open Church of St. Hippolytus to welcome the faithful of St. Jude

Hundreds of people ignored the confinement measures established in Mexico City by COVID-19 and gathered outside the church of San Hipólito to commemorate the day of St. Jude Tadeo.
The first parishioners entered the temple on Tuesday night with the intention of singing the mornings to the saint. During the early morning the arrival of the faithful continued.
Among the pilgrims there are children and seniors, the latter considered as a vulnerable group to COVID.
At first the ecclesiastical authorities said that the temple would not be opened to avoid crowds, however in the face of the high number of people, on wednesday the church opened its doors.
According to Foro TV, people’s income began around 7 a.m. with preventive measures such as temperature intake, use of water covers and application of antibacterial gel.
The faithful must enter small groups and cannot stay more than 5 minutes inside the temple.
Despite the gradual entry of the faithful, road congestion is recorded in the vicinity of the church.
In their social networks, the capital authorities report traffic impacts from the presence of parishioners on the side of Reforma, at the height of Avenida Hidalgo, and offer road alternatives.

08:42 #PrecauciónVial Affected the lateral circulation of Reforma towards Insurgentes at the height of Av. Hidalgo, by arrival of parishioners to the church of San Hipólito. See here #AlternativaVial
— OVIAL_SSCCDMX (@OVIALCDMX) October 28, 2020

#PrecauciónVial Affected the circulation in Av. Hidalgo and side of Reforma towards Insurgentes, by arrival of parishioners to the Church of San Hipólito. #AlternativaVial Flowers and Av. Insurgentes.
— OVIAL_SSCCDMX (@OVIALCDMX) October 28, 2020

With information from Noticieros Televisa and López Dóriga digital.
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