Coronavirus: Make sanitary materials available at worship centres, CAN tells churches

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Following the first confirmed case of the novel Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, the Christian Association of Nigeria on Saturday urged religious centres in the country to make sanitary materials such as soap and hand sanitisers available at worship centres effective Sunday.

This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by its acting General Secretary, Joseph Daramola.

The organisation called on Nigerians to avoid panic, self-medication and crowded places.

The statement read, “CAN urges every church to make water, soap and sanitizers available for worshippers before and after service, beginning Sunday.

“We appeal to all Nigerians, irrespective of their religious and political persuasions, to embrace simple rules of hygiene regularly for safety reasons.

“We call on the three tiers of government to rise up to the challenge of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) now that the country has recorded its first case.

“On our part, we will not cease praying until the disease is chased out of our shores.”