- Pope Francis has called on people to obey rules that will be put in place as coronavirus lockdown is being relaxed in some countries
- The pontiff says it is important to obey these rules so as to prevent the pandemic from returning
- He made the call on Tuesday, April 28, at the beginning of his daily private morning mass
Pope Francis has urged people to obey rules aimed at preventing a devastating second wave of infections as their leaders begin to ease coronavirus lockdown.
Francis spoke on Tuesday, April 28, at the start of his daily private morning mass, where he has been dedicating brief opening comments to various themes related to coronavirus, NAN reports.
He said: “In these days in which we are starting to have regulations to come out of quarantine, let us pray to the Lord that he gives his people, all of us, the grace of prudence and obedience to the regulations.
“So that the pandemic does not return."
The event was streamed online with no public participation.
In other news, Pope Francis has cried out over the damage humankind has inflicted on the earth.
The Roman Catholic church head pleaded with people to be more caring and protect the environment at all costs because it is God’s gift to man.
During a service on Earth Day, the pope noted that some challenges derived from COVID-19 pandemic needed to be tackled with a global response.
He added that natural tragedies are the earth’s way of responding to carelessness and heartlessness by humans.
Francis said the Lord would be so disappointed if anyone asked him his view on what is happening to the world.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a woman ran to a police station in Lagos for help after showing symptoms of coronavirus following failed attempts to reach the National Centre for Disease Control.
The Nation reports that the woman had tried to reach the COVID-19 toll-free lines since she started developing symptoms without success.
The woman stood outside the police station to announce that she was coronavirus positive.
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