COVID-19: Some Churches yet to make adjustments despite further easing of restrictions

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President Akufo-Addo in his 14th address to the nation on Ghana’s COVID-19 fight announced further easing of restrictions.

Among the directives issued by the President is the declaration that Churches effective August 1, 2020 can have their members congregate for services subject to obeying 1-meter distance rule.

Also, Churches were permitted to increase their duration of service from 1 to 2 hours.

Being the first Sunday since the restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 were further eased by the President, ABC News reporter, Jonah Eledi visited some churches to find out the response to the directives.

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At the Agape House New Testament Church, a Deacon, Kwaku Ampromfi, noted that the Church witnessed a slight increase in worshipers on Sunday, however, the Church’s decision to reduce the number of services held will take effect next week.

“…just from this service and the previous service the numbers have gone up slightly. Last week, for instance, for the second service, we filled up the entire 100 limit we had. Today, it looks like we have slightly more… I think as a church our focus is on our members. We want our members to be safe so we are not pushing for any drastic change in the COVID restrictions,” he explained.

“We have done our distancing so we don’t get close to each other. When we close too we make sure that social distancing is being practiced. So it is all about you the person being self disciplined. If you love your life, you have to be because COVID is real,” Elder Samuel Gaisie of the Rhema Worship Center, Church of Pentecost, mentioned in an interview.

For Priscilla, a congregant at the Cedar Mountain Chapel, Assemblies of God, despite the further easing of restrictions, she is assured of her safety because of the stringent COVID-19 protocols implemented and enforced by her Church.

“Church was amazing, Church has always being amazing,” she told me noting that “our pastor insists on all the protocols being observed and everybody is following the protocols so we are feeling safe in Church and we are worshipping God and we are happy to be back and we are happy that the restrictions have been further eased.”

Watch the full report below: 

Archbishop of Accra directs churches to hold maximum 3 services on Sundays

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