SDA Church bans church gatherings

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In a very swift response to President Arthur Peter Mutharika’s declaration of State of  Disaster over COVID-19, the Malawi Union Conference- which is the central governing body of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in the country, has closed doors of all its churches.

Mutharika with SDA Church leader Pastor Frackson Kuyama, as other SDA leaders looks on Mutharika with SDA Church leader Pastor Frackson Kuyama, as other SDA leaders looks on
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Announcing the measure on Friday, the Union said “all Church worship will move to Jesus way structures with immediate effect.” – Jesus Way structures, are best known as ‘milaga or mpakati’ in other Christian churches.

 

The Union also directed that “all Jesus ways near Church structures should congregate in Churches so long they are not over 100” and also that “all Jesus Ways and Church structures  should follow health and hygiene guidelines as given by the Ministry of Health,”

 


Further to that, the church has cancelled all youth prayer meetingS and baptism activities.

 


On Friday, President Mutharika banned public gatherings and ordered closure of schools as part of drastic measures to prevent the deadly virus.


The President went on to set up a K15billion fund to deal with the crisis.

 

“The aim of these activities is to prevent Coronavirus from being transmitted into Malawi and also to prepare the country to handle any case should a Coronavirus case be diagnosed,” said Mutharika.

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