ICGC Branches To Remain Closed despite the lifting of Ban on Religious Gatherings

On Sunday 31st may,2020 the President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Akufo Addo announced the first face of the easing of the covid-19 restrictions which has allows churches and mosques to open but with a maximum of one hundred people for a church service which must not span more than an hour (60 minutes).

However some churches are hastening slowly to reopening of their churches.

According to an official communication sighted by coverghana indicates that the presbytry of the International Central Gospel Church is directing all it’s local assemblies to remain closed until the presbytery advice’s them to open.

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In the official communication the Church said it will use the month of June to assess, monitor and evaluate all protocols in simulation exercises with selected local assemblies in various districts to enable them  determine the appropriateness and effectiveness of the protocols throughout our churches Nationwide.

The official communication said “at the appropriate time, the Presbytery will issue instructions on the phased re-opening of local assemblies which will be informed by the following key factors:

  • The trend of the virus infections country-wide.
  • The reports on the spread of the virus in the districts where ICGC local assemblies are located.
  • The preparedness of the local assemblies in various districts to
    run church services.

“All pastors and local assemblies shall fully comply with these and other subsequent directives issued by Presbytery.”

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