Pregnant Women, Children Not Allowed In Churches As They Reopen In Ogun State

By 07:40 Mon, 17 Aug 2020 Comments

Pregnant women and children were on Sunday denied access to churches in some parts of Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, as they reopened for services after about four months closure.Most of the churches visited were seen to have complied with Covid-19 protocols as they provided automated hand washing, hand sanitisers and infrared thermometers within the premises of churches. Many churches also displayed the bold inscription; ‘No Mask No Entry’ at entrances, with officials wearing face masks and taking the temperature of worshipers.At Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners Chapel) located at Quarry road in Abeokuta, three services were held with an impressive turn out of Christian faithful.Security agents as well as members of the State Taskforce on COVID-19 were present in many churches to monitor compliance.But pregnant women and children, who wanted to be part of the service, were turned back.At St. Leo Catholic Church, Otun Abeokuta Diocese, only parishioners with face masks were allowed into the church to observe the holy mass.



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