March27 , 2023

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    Churches in Zambia have cancelled services to prevent the spread of cholera.

    The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) announced that services in the capital are not allowed “to hold church programs on Sunday and any other day until further notice,” reports Anglican News.

    In a memo to the Zambian dioceses of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, the CCZ strongly advised church leaders to practice a high level of personal hygiene and sanitation in and around church premises. Handshakes, hugs, and communal foods are also prohibited from the time being.

    Some pastors, however, denounced the ban on church activities. They revealed that soldiers barged into churches in Lusaka and forcefully dispersed the people gathered inside the building, reports Lusaka Times.

    Areas which are less affected by the outbreak are allowed to conduct Sunday services and meetings, provided that it is a short worship. Congregants are urged