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Church Services: Shut doors to vulnerable people – Pentecostal Council

The Churches have been admonished to shut down their doors to certain group of people after the permission of the government to reopen churches to Christians for a maximum of one hour per service with a congregation not being more than 100 people.
“Certain group like the aged and pregnant women are to be excluded from service”, Chairman of Pentecostal Council, Rev. Frimpong Manso revealed on Manhyia-based Opemsuo FM morning show, “Nkwantanan”.

Certain group like the aged and pregnant women are to be excluded from service

“There will also be no service for children”, Rev. Frimpong Manso added during a telephone interview with the host, George Opoku Mensah Agudey
During his 10th address to the nation on Sunday, the president indicated that these services must adhere to a mandatory one-metre rule of social distancing between congregants.
According to the Chairman, it is incumbent on the Churches to adhere to the safety protocols to ensure others will not be infected with the deadly Coronavirus; declared pandemic killing thousands across the globe.
“The Churches will provide Veronica buckets and place them at vantage points to ensure congregants wash their hands before and after every church service. …We must all adhere to to the safety protocols as Churches”, Rev. Frimpong Manso
According to President Akufo-Addo, religious institutions are desirous of opening their premises to their members, such as churches, mosques and others, must disinfect, fumigate and put in place the requisite logistics needed to guarantee safe opening and operation.
“They must work with the designated regulatory bodies and undertake test runs of the protocols I have outlined. I would appeal to them, in the case of Christians, on the first Sunday of re-opening, 7th June; in the case of the Adventists, Saturday, 6th June; and in the case of Muslims, on the first Friday, i.e. Salat Al-Jumu’ah, 5th June, to dedicate their worship to prayers for the nation in these challenging times,” he noted.
Meanwhile, the Minister for Religious Affairs, is expected to outline, in detail, the specific guidelines for the safe reopening of our churches and mosques.

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