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The Philippines' health department urged Wednesday during the first day of Lent to pray at home to avoid contagion of the novel coronavirus following the rapid increase in cases in South Korea related to a religious sect.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque also asked clergymen to schedule more masses to have less people gathered at once during religious proceedings in Asia's most populous Catholic country to avoid the spread of COVID-19. EFE-EPA

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