Churches urged to seek certification before congregating to avoid clashes with police

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The Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs, Godfridah Sumaili, has disclosed that from today onwards certification for church meetings will be done by Zambia National public health institute (ZNPHI) free of charge.

Sumaili explained that the number of people who could gather will be determined by the size of the church building, adding that the one-meter social distance regulation should be observed.

Speaking, on Saturday, during the 43rd COVID-19 update, Rev Sumaili warned the churches against meeting without prior certification by ZNPHI to avoid unnecessary clashes with law enforcers.

The Minister said that if churches are certified to meet today, they should adhere to health guidelines.

She added that the service should be kept short, saying 1 hour should be enough.

There should be no Sunday School and children should be kept away.

Giving his routine update, Minister of Health, Chitalu Chilufya, disclosed that the 3 months old baby that tested positive to COVID 19 is now been weaned off oxygen.


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