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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Grancia. Reverend Father Gerald Chukwudi Ani did celebrate the Sunday mass at home and transmit it live on YouTube. Don Gerald Chukwudi Ani, originally from Nigeria, is a catholic priest from the Diocese of Lugano. On his Samsung smartphone, after the end of mass, he has received a picture taken by the Pozzoli family ( Left to right: Luca, Valeria, Martina and Andrea). The family took a selfie at home with the priest on television. Due to the spread of the coronavirus , the Federal Council has categorised the situation in the country as “extraordinary”. It has issued a recommendation to all citizens to stay at home, especially the sick and the elderly. From March 16 the government ramped up its response to the widening pandemic, ordering the closure of bars, restaurants, sports facilities and cultural spaces. Celebrating masses is prohibit in order to avoid people meeting together. A selfie is a self-portrait digital photograph, typically taken with smartphone held in the hand. YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform. Grancia is a municipality in the district of Lugano in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. 29.03.20 © 2020 Didier Ruef