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CAN suspends Sunday service, weddings in Benue

The Christian Association of Nigeria has urged all church leaders, clergymen and the Christian community in Benue State with effect from 1st April, 2020 to enforce  smaller units of congregational worships of not more than 50 people.

CAN also recommend the suspension of Sunday services and masses for the next two weeks to monitor the situation.

The Benue state chapter Chairman of CAN, REV Akpen Leva who made the call in Makurdi said Crusades, conventions, revivals, vigils, refresher courses, Para church camps are suspended until further directives.

Mr Leva said Religious leaders could go ahead with online preaching among other avenues.

He urged the Clergies to suspend the sign of peace which normally involves shaking of hands and hugging in some churches and even outside the church. Social distance of one meter or three feet is therefore recommended.

He noted that burials should be restricted to only close family members of the deceased.

He stressed that Weddings and social celebrations are to be suspended until the situation improves.

Mr Leva urged Christians to observe strictly the health conditions as prescribed by Centre for Disease Control and World Health Organization.

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