"Failure to present one’s hands to receive the host would lead the priest to say “no, only in the hand” (although in that church, all the communicants were allowed to remain kneeling in their pews …More
"Failure to present one’s hands to receive the host would lead the priest to say “no, only in the hand” (although in that church, all the communicants were allowed to remain kneeling in their pews as they received). A friend who wished to receive but did not present their hands was completely ignored."
ncregister.com

COVID-19 Has Changed the Way Europeans Go to Mass — For the Worse

A priest distributes Holy Communion in Spino d'Adda, on May 24, 2020 in Cremona, Italy. (Photo by Marco Mantovani/Getty Images) What could have been…
Ultraviolet
Technically the Church holds "Communion In The Hand" as licit, so no, they're not @salliperson However, forcing Catholics to receive ONLY in the hand is contrary to official Catholic regulations.
salliperson
These people are committing a sacrilege by receiving communion this way.
F M Shyanguya
You know it is not about a virus when ...

“Whereas most public places had become fairly relaxed about precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 — few people, for example, wore masks even in supermarkets and on public transport — when it came to churches, measures were strictly enforced.

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“All of this makes one wonder what this is telling us. How is it that this pandemic has led to …
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You know it is not about a virus when ...

“Whereas most public places had become fairly relaxed about precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 — few people, for example, wore masks even in supermarkets and on public transport — when it came to churches, measures were strictly enforced.

[...]

“All of this makes one wonder what this is telling us. How is it that this pandemic has led to practices revealing even greater lack of reverence for Jesus in the Eucharist and the other sacraments, precipitated by bishops and priests acting not only on the instructions of the state, but even in some cases anticipating or going beyond government restrictions? Why does the Church appear to be targeted to take, or has allowed herself to take, the most extreme prevention measures against a pandemic (sic) which, though serious (sic), falls far short of the Black Plague or the Spanish Flu?“
mccallansteve
Better not to receive communion than receive in the hand