Other churches are also reopening across the Arab World's most populous county, which has seen a steady decline in coronavirus infections in the past two weeks.
After a 75-day lockdown, most churches in Kerala on Tuesday opened their doors to the faithful.
Archbishop Anil Couto told The Morning Standard that the decision was taken considering the rising cases number of cases in Delhi and is applicable only to Catholic churches.
No ‘prasadam’ or ‘theertha’ will be given to devotees at temples and those below ten years and above 65 years will not be allowed. Everyone has to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
While most churches will reopen, some have decided to continue with the status quo till June 30.
168 churches in Mizoram offer halls to be used for COVID-19 quarantine facility as state faces shortage
The government and churches have so far set up more than 500 quarantine facilities to accommodate 14,358 people but the state government require quarantine facility for at least 20,000 people.
The division bench comprising Shaji P Chaly and Justice M R Anitha further directed the petitioner to file representation seeking to modify lockdown guidelines.
The ‘Our Lady of Good Health of Velankanni’ and affiliated churches in Velankanni were shut on Friday, for the first time in decades.
Priests have had to adapt and start accepting donations by card payments rather than the traditional passing around of a wicker basket for churchgoers to drop in some coins, or even notes.