The Power Victory Chapel (PVC ) says its churches across the country will remain closed despite the easing of restrictions announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo last Sunday.
In a communique to pastors and local assemblies, the church’s Presbytery said all of its branches are to remain closed until further notice.
A statement issued on Wednesday , June 3, and signed by the General Overseer of the church, Rev Josiah Aubin Senior , said
“this is to enable the church to put the appropriate measures in place to safeguard the health and safety of it congregants”
Notwithstanding this, Power Victory Chapel (PVC) will continue to hold services online on it social media platforms…on Instagram @pvc_grace_temple and @josiahaubin, On facebook Power Victory Chapel – Grace Temple .
Read full statement below :
Churches and Mosques have been closed for the past two months after President Akufo-Addo announced a ban on social gatherings on Sunday, March 15, 2020, as part of measures to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus disease.
President Akufo-Addo in his 10th address to the nation since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country said an abridged format for religious services can commence.
“Twenty-five per cent attendance, with a maximum number of 100 congregants, can worship at a time in church or at the mosque, with a mandatory one-metre rule of social distancing between congregants.
“In addition to the mandatory wearing of masks for all persons at all times in churches and mosques, a register of names and contact details of all worshippers and hand washing facilities and sanitisers must be provided, with a maximum duration of one hour for each service,” President Akufo-Addo stated.
While some churches have welcomed the new directive, others such as the PVC have directed that their churches remain closed until further notice .