Closure of churches best to prevent the spread of COVID-19-CCG

The Christian Council of Ghana says the directive by President Akufo-Addo for church activities to be suspended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is a piece of welcoming news.

General Secretary of the Council Reverend Dr Cyril G. K. Fayose told Nyankoton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that it is the best way of containing the virus.

The Council he added was consulted and they gave their consent hence they have welcome the directive in all respect.

He admonished churches in Ghana to comply with the directive.

He hinted the Council would officially write to all churches across the country to comply with the directive.

He insisted the directive is the right direction and timely since it will contain the virus and prevent further spread.

President Akufo-Addo on Sunday announced a ban on all forms of public gathering in the country as the country records six cases of the dreaded coronavirus. The ban affects schools, churches, mosques and all other public events that attract crowds.

Currently, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, the Methodist Church, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and other denominations have complied with the directive and suspended services.

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal

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