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Restriction on number of congregants at churches, mosques lifted

President Akufo-Addo has announced that effective August 1, 2020 there will be no restrictions on the number of congregants worshiping at a time in churches and the mosques.

Addressing the nation on Sunday evening on measures being taken by his administration to stop the spread of COVID-19, President Akufo-Addo, added that the length of time for worship has been extended from one to two hours.

“In consultation with our Church leaders, from 1st August, 2020, the restrictions on the number of congregants worshipping at a time in Church will be lifted, with the length of worship extended from one (1) to two (2) hours per service.

“Church leaders, who are desirous of implementing this enhanced easing directive, must ensure that congregants wear face masks at all times, and the one (1) metre social distancing rule is scrupulously applied. These same guidelines apply to worship in our Mosques,” the president said on Sunday.

He added: “With greater numbers of congregants likely to return for worship, I would, respectfully, ask the religious leaders to pay even greater attention to the fresh air ventilation of their premises, rather than relying on the use of air conditioners.”

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