Bayelsa State Government Seals church Premises for Breach of Covid 19 lockdown Relaxation Protocol

Living Faith Church, Igbogene and four others, were sealed by the Bayelsa state government on Sunday for breaching coronavirus protocols in the state.

On May 7, the The Bayelsa State Government had relaxed its restriction on social gatherings and allowed churches to hold services with up to 50 worshipers under strict conditions on compliance to wearing of face masks, social distancing in seating arrangements and provision of hand washing facilities.
Mr Freston Akpor, Permanent Secretary, Bayelsa Ministry of Information, however, told NAN on Monday in Yenagoa, that the Security Sub – Committee of the state’s Task Force on COVID- 19, sealed the churches during its surveillance on Sunday.
He also said the security sub-committee of the task force on COVID-19, unsealed two churches earlier shutdown for violating safety measures on the pandemic.
“The six churches were sealed for failure to comply with safety measures put in place by the government to contain the spread of the pandemic and protect the people of Bayelsa.

“The churches will remain sealed until further notice to serve as deterrent to other churches.

“The move will help in ensuring that other churches adhere to the protocols on hand washing, use of face masks and social distancing as measures to check the spread of the virus in the state,” he concluded.