Following the easing of restriction earlier impose on places of worship and social gatherings in Adamawa state, the Christian Association of Nigeria, Adamawa state chapter has said that wearing of facemask to church is now compulsory.

Chairman of the association, Bishop Dami Mamza made this known in a letter send to all church leadership in Adamawa state and made available to NEWSLINE.

Bishop Mamza urge all Christians in the state to “adhere strictly to the directives given by the state government on what people should do during this time that restriction on worship has been eased.

“There should be no entry into the Church without facemasks. That means, wearing of facemasks to the church is now compulsory.”

He called for strict adherence to the social distancing rule and ensure each church service contain not more than fifty people.

“Social distancing in the church should be strictly observed. Washing of hands or use of hand sanitizers at the entrance of churches should be strictly adhered to and Church leaders should ensure that the provisions are made, ” he said.

Bishop Mamza advise churches to buy one or more thermometers for measuring peoples temperature at the gate before entering the church. He further stressed that “If any person’s temperature is high, he or she should be advised to go and see a doctor immediately. In this case the person should not be allowed to enter the church again at that time.”

The CAN chairman said gatherings to chat, after Services or Masses should be discouraged even as he advised Christians to avoid crowded public places as much as possible.

“Dear brothers and sisters all these precautionary measures are meant to help us stay alive. They are not meant deliberately to inconvenience anybody. Corona virus is real. I urge all of you to strictly adhere faithfully and joyfully, so that we will not be infected by this dreaded pandemic disease. We should also intensify our prayers to God for the discovery of cure and vaccine for this virus, ” he said.