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PHOTOS: Churches Reopen As FG Eases COVID-19 Restrictions

Channels Television  
Updated June 8, 2020
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Christians gather to pray in Abuja on June 7, 2020. Photos: Sodiq Adelakun/ChannelsTV

 

Christians on Sunday gathered to pray at different churches in Abuja, as places of worship reopen following the gradual relaxation of restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease in the Federal Capital Territory.

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had recently released the guidelines for the reopening of worship centers in the West African nation.

Christians gather to pray in Abuja on June 7, 2020. Photos: Sodiq Adelakun/ChannelsTV

According to the PTF, people should adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines which include the wearing of face maks, as well as handwashing at the entrances of these worship centers.

It also urged worshippers to use hand sanitizers with not less than sixty percent alcohol content and compulsory temperature checks.

Christians gather to pray in Abuja on June 7, 2020. Photos: Sodiq Adelakun/ChannelsTV

This is as the Task Force restated that facilities must be arranged in a way that encourages the observation of physical distancing, calling on congregants to shun hugging, kissing, and shaking.

Christians gather to pray in Abuja on June 7, 2020. Photos: Sodiq Adelakun/ChannelsTV

Furthermore, the PTF said church/mosque volunteers (ushers, choir, security, etc) that have underlying illnesses should not be allowed to serve just as it added that the time for worship services should not be more than one hour.

Christians gather to pray in Abuja on June 7, 2020. Photos: Sodiq Adelakun/ChannelsTV

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Christians gather to pray in Abuja on June 7, 2020. Photos: Sodiq Adelakun/ChannelsTV
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Christians gather to pray in Abuja on June 7, 2020. Photos: Sodiq Adelakun/ChannelsTV