Churches in Delta State have been allowed to resume weekly activities from 3 May 2020 but they must meet certain conditions to curtail a surge in the coronavirus cases in the state.
The state secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Wisdom Madukwe, disclosed this after a meeting with the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Thursday evening.
According to the CAN secretary, the new directive comes with strict restrictions, particularly the implementation of social distancing procedures.
In a statement made available to church leaders across the state, the CAN scribe wrote:
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“I am directed to inform you that at the end of our meeting with the Governor on 30/04/2020 opening of church worship was granted as follows:
“Effective: 3rd May, 2020.
“Duration of service: 2 hrs.
“Days of service per week: one each on Sundays & Wednesdays.
“No. of Worshippers per Service: 100 man capacity hall = 20 worshippers; 200 Capacity hall = 50 worshippers; 500 capacity & above =100 worshippers (Maximum).
“Hand washing, use of Sanitizers & Social distance of 6ft between seats, use of nose mask by all worshippers must be observed.
“No handshakes, no hugging.
“Heads of Blocs and Local Government Co-ordinators to disseminate this information to every Pastor within their Jurisdiction”.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had earlier ordered the relaxing of the stay-at-home order across Delta State in order for the resumption of business activities.