The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has cautioned churches to celebrate Easter modestly to avoid spike in coronavirus cases after festive season.
The Christian Ecumenical Bodies have been urged to be mindful of all COVID-19 protocols, including the ban on public gatherings.
On that score, churches have been advised to celebrate the Easter quietly within their chapel buildings amid strict compliance with safety protocols.
Activities such as Easter conventions in public places, Palm Sunday processions and Easter Monday picnics which have high tendency to spread coronavirus diseases must be avoided.
“The ban on public gathering is still in force so Easter conventions in public places, Palm Sunday processions and Easter Monday picnics must be avoided…
“These activities have the tendency to spread the virus but could be celebrated quietly in chapel buildings while adhering to the protocols,” a statement dated Thursday, March 25, 2021 said.
The statement which was issued and signed by Chairperson of CCG, Most Rev. Dr. Kwabena Boafo, also directed all churches to hold their services within the stipulated two-hour period as announced by the government.
Moreover, they should sanitize microphones in between use and try to explore the use of technology for their Easter activities.
As part of efforts to fight the virus, “the church should intensify education on the use of masks not only during service but before and after as well; preachers and choristers should also be in their masks when ministering.”
“We encourage all members to avoid crowded places and to stay at home as much as possible, before, during and after the Easter festivities. We should also limit Easter related travels and family reunions as much as we can,” the Council directed.
Story by: Christian Yalley | universnewsroom.com