The President of the Republic of Ghana, on Sunday, March 15, 2020, addressed the nation on how well his government is working to stabilize the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country.
During his address, he issued some directives that citizens should follow in order to minimize the spread of the virus.
So far, Ghana has confirmed six positive cases and as a measure to check the spread, the president directed that “all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious activities such as services in churches and mosques, have been suspended for the next four weeks.”
With religious activities suspended for the next four weeks, it’s likely that Christians might not be able to celebrate the annual Easter festivities which is aimed at remembering the sufferings of Jesus Christ and all that he went through to die for the sins of all humanity and also to commemorate His resurrection from the dead.
This year’s Easter festivities start from 10th April (which is Good Friday) to 13th April (which is Easter Monday).
The reason why Easter celebrations might not come off this year is because the festivities start in the last week of the four that the president has directed to be suspended.
And because Easter is one of the most important festivities on the Christian calendar, when Christians come together to celebrate the goodness of God, it would be inevitable for body contact (which obviously promotes the spread of the virus) to be avoided.
This, however, brings up the question: Did the government really think this through before suspending church services for the next four weeks?
Well, it will be very interesting to see how the government and Christian leaders will find a way to make Easter happen this year.
What do you also make of this, will the Easter festivities come off this year?
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