Coronavirus: RCCG amends its worship schedule to curb spread

Coronavirus: RCCG amends its worship schedule to curb spread

- The Redeemed Christian Church of God has amended the schedule for all parishes to curb the spread of coronavirus

- It was reported that the church did this to follow the directive given by the Lagos state and Ogun state governments

- A ban was recently placed on religious meetings and gatherings of more than 50 worshippers due to the pandemic

Following the ban placed on religious meetings and gatherings of more than 50 worshipers by the Lagos and Ogun state governments to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Redeemed Christian Church of God has amended the schedule of all parishes.

The church recently released a memo directing members and parishes to follow a new schedule for services. The memo that was tagged as a slight alteration in the mode of service for parishes in Lagos and Ogun state, was signed by the assistant general overseer of the church, Pastor Johnson Folorunsho Odesola.

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In the memo, Odesola directed all parishes of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lagos and Ogun not to hold gatherings of more than fifty members. He said parishes with more than fifty members should make use of their RCCG fellowship centres.

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Odesola also directed parishes that have the facility to run more than one service to make use of the facilities following the fifty members rule.

Legit.ng came across the memo after it was shared on Instagram by a user identified as Olayemi Oluwapelumi Esan.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that as the coronavirus continues to spread in different parts of the world, people have been advised to practice social distancing, but the idea of staying cooped up at home with nothing to do can be frustrating.

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To follow the social distancing and also participate in an activity that would release some of the frustration that comes with isolation, some families in the United States have decided to go to the movies.

Instead of going to watch movies at a regular theatre, families made the decision to go to drive-in cinemas as a precautionary measure. This allows them to have fun and also be safe from contracting the virus.

This move by many of the families has become a blessing to owners of drive-in theaters. Many of them have reported an increase in the sale of tickets in recent times since people were advised to practice self-isolation.

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