Coronavirus: Nigerians react as Winners Chapel holds full Sunday service amid pandemic
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Coronavirus: Nigerians react as Winners Chapel holds full Sunday service amid pandemic

- A Nigerian doctor has called out Winners Chapel for holding a Sunday service amid coronavirus pandemic

- The doctor identified as Olufunmilayo stated that the church held a full service with thousands after the Lagos and Ogun government placed a ban on gatherings of more than 50 people

- Other Nigerians joined the doctor to react to the action taken by Winners Chapel

A Nigerian doctor identified as Olufunmilayo has taken to the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, to call out Winners Chapel for holding a Sunday service amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The doctor shared a series of posts on the platform criticising the church. He explained that Nigeria just confirmed four new cases of coronavirus and Nigeria already has 26 cases in total.

According to him, despite everything the church still held a full service with thousands of people in attendance. He went ahead to share photos from the live stream of the service.

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Olufunmilayo noted that South Korea only had thirty cases for one month until one woman went to church with one thousand people and four thousand people contracted the virus in just two weeks.

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Other Nigerians on the platform joined him to react to the action taken by the churches.

Legit.ng had earlier reported that Winners Chapel along with Dunamis in Abuja held a full service of over fifty people this Sunday, March 22.

Reacting to the report published by Legit.ng, Facebook users on Legit platform also shared their views on the matter. Read below:

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Redeemed Christian Church of God amended the schedule of all parishes. The church recently released a memo directing members and parishes to follow a new schedule for services.

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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.

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.

This was done to follow 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.

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