Churches in Central Nigeria’s Jos, the capital of Plateau State, Sunday held worship services in multiple groups of 50 and below.
While some rationed Church auditoriums after an hour’s worship, others used private residences otherwise called home cells for fellowship.
Church of Christ in Nations, COCIN Nabor, Etobaba, Jos, and Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA Dogon Karfe, however, had some groups camp under trees.
In both Churches, fellowship held simultaneously with zonal leaders precising.
The Churches’ leading clergymen at different times moved from group to group, encouraging worshippers.
“No matter how difficult the situation is, we will not disobey government or risk our lives, but we cannot disconnect from our creator, or the fellowship of his saints,” said Rev. Song Ishaku Adamu of ECWA Dogon Karfe.
None of the fellowship groups was up to 50, with no one seated less than 2meters to another. There were also hand washing facilities and sanitizers for worshippers’ use at the entrance of the Churches.
Nigeria has so far recorded over 220 cases of COVID-19, with five deaths.
Plateau State however has no confirmed case.
Government has maintained strict enforcement of social distancing and sanitation in all villages and cities within the State.
Businesses and movements into the State have also been restricted.