On March 18, the Church announced that the open house and dedication of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple are postponed until large public gatherings are deemed safe. See this announcement on the Brazil Newsroom.

The following update on missionary service has also been provided by the Church Newsroom:

Due to the spread of COVID-19 and new travel regulations instituted by several African governments, missionaries currently serving in most missions in Africa who are not native to those regions will be temporarily moved. Missionaries from outside Africa will return home to self-isolate for 14 days as a precaution. Following that, they will receive new temporary assignments in their home countries based on capacity and need. Missionaries from Africa will travel directly to their new assignments in their home countries. Any missionaries who are unable to return home due to travel restrictions will continue serving in their current mission.

These measures apply to all missions in Africa except Angola Luanda, Botswana/Namibia, Kenya Nairobi, South Africa Cape Town, South Africa Durban, South Africa Johannesburg, Uganda Kampala, and Zambia Lusaka.

Church leaders continue to closely monitor conditions related to the outbreak of COVID-19 and will make further adjustments as needed. We love our missionaries and express appreciation for their devoted service.

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To see all of the Church updates related to COVID-19, CLICK HERE.