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Church Reopening: CAN Holds Virtual Meeting For Guidelines Review

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The Christian Association of Nigeria is set to review guidelines which would help curtail the spread of Coronavirus in churches after the reopening of worship centres in the country.

The guidelines will be reviewed by Christian leaders on Wednesday through a virtual meeting.

CAN further stated that the guidelines would be forwarded to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for review and advice.

This is coming after the Director-General of the NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Thursday at the press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, called on religious centres to submit guidelines for reopening to the NCDC to review and advise them.

The spokesperson to the CAN President, Adebayo Oladeji, noted that the association is working on the guidelines which will be submitted to NCDC.

A top official of CAN noted that consultations with various groups within the blocs in CAN were ongoing in anticipation of the Wednesday meeting.

“The CAN President, Reverend Supo Ayokunle, is very busy at the moment as he has been having a series of meetings with various groups for hours. We are not sure of how long the meeting would last because there are two more groups waiting to meet with him separately this evening.”

“This is related to the guidelines on modalities to follow after the lockdown is lifted. There will be a clearer picture by tomorrow (Wednesday). After the consultation with the leaders of the blocs in CAN, a virtual meeting would hold. Perhaps, the online meeting on Wednesday (today) would lead to the constitution of a committee that would make a recommendation on the final steps to be taken.”

“After the meeting, a clear picture will be given. I think the foundation upon which steps to follow would be based is being laid at the moment,” he said.

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