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Churches are disciplined, they will adhere to new protocols – Christian Council

The Christian Council of Ghana has welcomed the further easing of restrictions on religious gatherings.

The Chairperson of the Council, Most Rev. Dr. Paul Boafo, told Citi News his outfit will ensure churches abide by the COVID-19 preventive etiquettes.

Churches and mosques were given a 100 congregation cap and a time limit of one-hour for services after the initial ban on gatherings was eased.

The cap on the number of people permitted to attend services in churches or mosques has now been lifted by the government.

President Akufo-Addo also extended the duration for hosting religious activities from one hour to two hours.

These new directives take effect from Saturday, August 1, 2020. But the churches are to ensure social distance among congregants of at least one metre, the wearing of face masks among other safety protocols.

Rev. Boafo expects that churches will abide by the new protocols like the new ones. He reminded that it “will not be a good testimony for us as a church” if they were found to be abusing the eased restrictions.



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