BY: FODAY ABDULAI KAMARA (VENOM)
The National COVID-19 Emergency Responds Center (NACOVERC) has drawn the attention of Religious Worshipers to follow the agreed Health and Safety guidelines, including the mandatory proper use of Face Mask (Covering Nose and Mouth even when talking or Singing, handwashing and social-distancing.
The COVID-19 Emergency Responds team is gravely concerned about reports of non-adherence by some faith-based centers. In a Public Notice, released on Sunday 26th of July 2020, signed by the Spokesperson for NACOVERC states “NACOVERC hereby puts all places of Worship on NOTICE that in furtherance of the enhanced measures, stern action will be taken against defaulters, which specifically means closing the centers where the agreed guidelines are flouted”
The Public Notice further clarify that “funeral services and other ceremonies in places of worship are no longer banned, on the provision that such events are conducted strictly within the agreed guidelines (50% Capacity threshold, mandatory Face mask and physical social distancing)”