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Congregational worships resume in Anambra after lockdown relaxation



CHRISTIAN denominations in Anambra State resumed religious gathering last Sunday following the relaxation of some restrictions that came with the on-going coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

  Some of the churches monitored went about their service in total observance of social distancing, with not more than 30 worshippers in physical attendance.

  Each of the service was divided either into three or four sessions to ensure that people do not cluster. There was also strict obedience to government’s directive on using face masks.

  At Chapel of Redemption, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Temporary Site Awka, the Chaplain, Ven. Benson Udezo reiterated God’s protection of the faithful in times of adversity.

  He, however, commended Gov. Willie Obiano for his unwavering commitment to the fight against coronavirus in Anambra State.

  Speaking in a homily at Chapel of Good Shepherd, Okpuno, Rev. Fr. Linus Ibekwe said that the present situation portrays what the early missionaries witnessed.

  According to him, relationship and interactions with Christ bring hope and strength.

  Also in separate interviews, Bob Manuel Udokwu and John Ifejika said it is not easy wearing face masks during Church service. They however stressed the need to comply with the directives as life-saving measures.

  Prayers were offered for God’s continued blessings upon the people and government of Anambra State.

  It will be recalled that some of the relaxed restrictions included holding church services but in total compliance with government directives of wearing face masks and regular washing of hands with soap and running clean water in addition to proper use of hand sanitisers.

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