IATF eases restriction on religious activities in GCQ areas

first_imgAreas that are under GCQ until July 15 are Metro Manila; the provinces of Benguet, Cavite, Rizal, Leyte and Southern Leyte; and the cities of Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, and Ormoc./PN MANILA – The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of the Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) has eased further the restrictions on religious activities in general community quarantine (GCQ) areas. Earlier, the government said areas under modified general community quarantine can hold religious gatherings up to a maximum of 50% of the worship venue capacity. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said yesterday that religious gatherings involving 10 people or up to 10% of the venue capacity will be allowed beginning July 10.center_img “Magkakaroon po muna tayo ng dry run ng 10% nitong darating na mga linggo pero ‘yung 10% po na allowed na ang lahat ay magsisimula po ‘yan ng July 10,” Roque said during the Laging Handa virtual press briefing. Roque added that religious gatherings must be limited to the conduct of religious worship and service and public health standards such as physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene must be followed.last_img read more

Timothy W. Lecher

first_imgTimothy W. Lecher, 64, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.Born, March 5, 1955 in Greensburg, he was the son of William J. and Martha (Hoeing) Lecher.Tim graduated from North Decatur High School in 1973.  He worked for a short time at Thurston’s Implements in Greensburg.  For about the last 40 years, Tim owned and operated Tim Lecher Farm Service.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Greensburg.Tim married Kathleen A. Peters on April 9, 1975 and she survives.Besides his wife; Kathleen Lecher, Tim is survived by his son; Greggory (Stephanie) Lecher, Indianapolis, his daughter; Katrina (Michael) Cherry, Greensburg, four grandchildren; Ethan, Owen, and Eli Lecher and Evan Cherry, one brother; Raymond Lecher, Greensburg, two sisters; Katy (Steve) Schmidt, Greensburg, and Kathleen (Robin Darby) Lecher, Greensburg.He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister; Roseann Bowman.Visitation will be held from 4-8:00 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg with a rosary service starting at 3:30 p.m.Funeral Services will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg, Indiana.Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Building Fund, St. Mary’s Cemetery, or the American Diabetes Association.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more