activities in the state of Ebonyi on Friday. He said that religious centers can
now have services once a week, but will follow the COVID-19 preventive
Orientation, Uchenna Orji, announced the governor’s decision in a statement on
the spread of the novel coronavirus in the state.
closure of the state boundaries, Ebonyi still recorded nine cases of the virus.
by some Christians in the state who questioned why churches were closed while
markets remained opened.
the passionate appeal made by the leadership of the Christian Association of
Nigeria (CAN), Ebonyi State Chapter, and other Christian leaders in the state.
the reopening of the churches include that they observe their service only on
Sundays from 9 a.m to 11 a.m.
to observe their service on Saturdays and Fridays respectively from 9 a.m – 11
a.m. No religious centre shall permit more than 500 people and worshipers shall
observe a minimum of two meters social distancing from one another.
running water and use of hand sanitisers must be strictly observed in all
religious centres. No religious service is allowed to hold any other day other
than the days specified herein and which must be in strict observance of all
COVID-19 Laws and regulations.
to close down any religious gathering and arrest the principal of the worship
centre that violates this order.”
statement, the governor urged religious bodies in the state to take advantage
of the opportunity to raise awareness among their leaders of the procedures ,
rules, laws and regulations concerning COVID-19 and to pray for the State and
to use the opportunity to advise their members to aggressively participate in
agriculture and other lawful means of livelihood. CAN leadership and Anti-
COVID-19 Committee on Religious Centres are requested to please mount strict
monitoring of all religious centres in the state and ensure strict compliance
and discipline among them.