The Minister of Local Government, Prof Anastase Shyaka has called upon church leaders to include the Covid-19 prevention message in their sermon to contribute to the fight against the pandemic.
It’s a message that comes at the right time; the cabinet on February 19 allowed the churches that fulfill required conditions to resume Sunday services, effective February 23.
Minister Shyaka who has religious organizations under his attributions said that COVID-19 sensitization should be part of the church routine going forward.
“The church leaders should take some time to teach people about the Covid-19 prevention measures. This is a very important message for church goers,” Prof Shyaka said while at National Television this afternoon.
Prof Shyaka similarly told local leaders to contribute to the fight against the pandemic which is far from relenting.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije who was at the same TV show warned that despite allowing several businesses including churches and schools to resume, measures should not be relaxed otherwise another wave would cost the country a lot.
According to the cabinet meeting directives, churches are allowed to reopen on the condition of receiving 30% of their capacity, from initially 50%.
The latest Covid-19 updates from the ministry of health on 19 Friday indicated that 94 new cases were reported pushing total cases at 17,929, 224 patients recovered, 12 patients are in critical condition while two succumbed from the pandemic.