Covid-19: Reopening schools amid second wave worrying – Pentecostal and Charismatic Council

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council has expressed concerns over the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic at a time when schools are re-opening.

The Council, in a Press Release issued by Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso on behalf of the National Executive Council, said “having done so well as a country in the management of the pandemic since its outbreak in March last year, we seem to have complacently lost guard in our observance of the protection protocols especially in the last quarter of 2020 in the heat of political campaigns and end of year festivities. Much worrying to the Council is the timing of the resurgence when all schools in the country have just been re-opened.”

The statement admonishes all to prepare towards the challenges that come with managing the reopening of schools amid the resurgence of the virus. It says “As a country, we must brace ourselves for the multifaceted challenges of managing the reopening of schools in the face of a second wave that is potentially more virulent.”

“Though alarming, we call for calmness, vigilance and absolute responsibility by all Ghanaians to prevent its further spread, minimise deaths and any other negative impact on our socio-economic life” the statement continues.

The Council, while recognising the President’s commitment to fighting the pandemic, highlighted the need for more education to condition the public towards fighting the disease. The statement reads “as we continue to exercise our faith in God through prayer, standing on the Word of God in Psalms 91 and 121, we also believe that knowledge and a better understanding of the disease, including the adoption of practical behavioural and attitudinal changes by all Ghanaians are the surest ways to minimising the further spread and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

The Council urges all member churches and the general public to continue to adhere strictly to the covid-19 protocols while continuing to pray for God’s protection over the land and the world. 

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