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The Adamawa State Chairman of the Christians Association in Nigeria CAN, Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza has place a ban on Sunday services, Sunday mass and other Christian's gathering in the state until further notice.


Bishop Dami Mamza stated this while briefing Journalists at the CAN Secretariat Yola, against the backdrop of the pace at which coronavirus is spreading globally.


The state CAN chairman called for collaboration and unity of purpose in the struggle for curtailing further spread and the far reaching damages of the diseases.


Bishop Dami Mamza explained that as a church the association shall comply fully with the directives of state authorities in curbing spread of the virus which will affect faith based practices calling on the faithful to corporate maximally with the welfare of the entire citizenry.


Bishop Dami Mamza further said the adjustments in that regard includes closing of all Christians schools in the state on or before Friday this week, encouraging smaller units of congregational assemblies of not More than fifty people only and  recommending the suspension of Sunday services to continue with private devotion in their various respective homes by Christians.


Bishop Mamza enumerated others adjustments that cover suspension of revivals, crusades, vigils,signs of peace which involves hand shaking, hugging in some Churches, encouraging and recommending keeping social distance of one meter or three feet.


The cleric added that reception of holy Communion should be on palms or conducted in such a way as to prevent touching of the recipient while, wedding and other social celebration should be suspended until the situation comes under control.


The state CAN chairman then appealed to pastors and other churches leaders to ensure that adequate care is taken and lines of communication are open to ensure that the poor and vulnerable who live alone in communities are not abandoned.


Bishop Dami urged all Christians and other people to practice respiratory hygiene which means covering the mouth,and noise with bent elbow or tissue paper when coughing or sneezing.

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