The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna state chapter, has warned its members to shut churches and stay at home, at least for now, to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Rev. Joseph Hayab, the state chairman of CAN in a statement issued on Thursday said that the Christian umbrella body strongly opposes the idea of exposing faithfuls or family members to the chance of contracting the deadly virus by holding large gatherings.
In the statement titled “Our Best Way of Fighting Covid-19,” Rev. Hayab said,“Our attention has been drawn to unnecessary debates ongoing among our members and the general public about the fight against Covid-19.
“The confusion is how many people should be in a gathering or meet at a religious function. Consequently, we in CAN wish to appeal to all to ignore the debates about numbers and simply obey the advice to stay at home.”
The statement by Rev, Hayab added, “CAN strongly opposes the idea of exposing our faithful or family members to the chance of contacting the deadly virus by holding large gatherings justifying that the gatherings have 10, 20 or 50 persons only.
“How do we verify that no person among the 10, 20 or 50 has the virus? And if it happens that one has the virus the possibility is that the virus would spread to others until the populace is affected.”
This comes after CAN, Ekiti State chapter; yesterday directed its members across its 17 jurisdictional centres of the state to comply with the restriction of the number of congregations to 20.
The religious organization averred that the executive order issued by Governor Kayode Fayemi, was targeted at checkmating Coronavirus and to safeguard the state against attack by this ravaging plague.
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