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COVID-19: Empty pews, closed churches on Easter Sunday

by newshubmag

Churches in Ilorin the Kwara state capital on Easter Sunday complied with the lockdown in the state to guard against the spread of the novel Coronavirus just as Clerics described the Easter Sunday mood as unusual, strange.

Our correspondent who went around Ilorin metropolis observed that churches in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital were under locked and key as Christians celebrate the Easter in their homes with security operatives seen enforcing the lockdown directive even as violators who were seen at Maraba were asked to do community service by picking debris in the road.

Speaking on the lockdown the Secretary Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Kwara State Reverend Reubens Idowu Ibitoye said Christian are celebrating the Easter Sunday in high spirits in their homes adding that it would also be celebrated in a big way after the lockdown as he stressed the need for the government to do more in combating the Coronavirus and to also let the palliatives go round to cushion the effect of the lockdown.

Also speaking Prophet Peter Kolawole Williams of Christ Apostolic Church Faith Chapel described the Easter Sunday lockdown as strange as the usual funfair was not there. He called on the government to do more in containing the Coronavirus pandemic in the state and for the palliatives to reach those in need.

Pastor David Oluropo of Evangelical Church Winners all ECWA, Tanke, Ilorin also described it as strange and unusual for Christians to celebrate the resurrection of Christ in a quiet mood for the first time. He described it as a time to draw closer to God and serve him whole heartedly.

While also commending the government for the steps taken so far in addressing the Coronavirus outbreak in the state, he stressed the need for the government to do more in addressing it and to provide for the people to cushion the effect of the lockdown.

News Hub Mag! recalls that the Kwara State Government had on Thursday announced a total lockdown on the state in a renewed effort to contain the spread of Corona Virus (COVID-19), exactly 48 hours after it took a similar step in Offa local government.

Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19, Kayode Alabi, stated this in during a news briefing in Ilorin, the state capital. The government however said a total lockdown was necessary to flatten the curve of transmission.

News Hub Mag! also recalls that the Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 confirmed two separate cases of COVID-19 in the state. One is the wife of the UITH patient, a UK returnee, who died last Thursday and the other is another UK returnee. As at the time of filing this report the state has four confirmed cases.

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