Breaking Covid-19 laws: We can’t afford to be reckless at this time – Pentecostal Council

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) reminds its member churches and the general public to adhere strictly to the Covid-19 safety protocols, saying that the country cannot risk relapsing, having managed the situation thus far.

Data available shows that since March last year when Ghana recorded her first case, a total of 92,740 cases have been confirmed out of which 90,376 have recovered and or have been discharged with 780 people succumbing to the disease. With newly recorded cases of 57, the active cases now stand at 1,584.

According to the council in a statement signed and issued by its President, Reverend Professor Paul Frimpong Manso, it is morally binding that the Council ensures that everybody works towards eradicating the disease from the population.

“As a Council of over 250 Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches, we owe it a duty to God, the Church and to our nation to ensure that we work together to defeat this COVID-19 Pandemic,” the communique dated May 4, 2021 said.

It consequently stressed the need to keep observing strictly the protocols to prevent its escalation, alluding to the situation of India where it is reported that 350,000 people now testing positive every day in its second wave, accounting for almost half the recorded global rise in covid-19 cases.

In the statement, the Council said: “Ghana cannot afford to slide into such situations having worked so hard since its outbreak in March 2020 to manage the situation. We cannot afford to be reckless at this time.”

The GPCC therefore commending the Church in Ghana for contributing significantly to the national efforts at containing the pandemic so far, enjoined all local assemblies of its member Churches to continue the strict observance of the protocols.

It further called on all Ghanaians to continue to pray for God’s protection over the country and urges them to remember their compatriots in Africa and other parts of the world, especially India and Brazil in their prayers.


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