Worshippers sit in an almost empty auditorium of the Methodist Church of Trinity, Tinubu in compliance to government restriction on social gatherings in Lagos, on March 22, 2020. - Nigeria, the most populated country in Africa, on March 21, 2020 tightened restrictions in three states on places of worship, airports and bars to try and protect its population against the new COVID-19 coronavirus. In Lagos state, Abuja and Ogun, churches, mosques, social gatherings, football viewing centres and night clubs must restrict attendance to 50 people, according to new regulations drawn up by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)
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Some churches in Benin City flouted directives on social distancing and gathering of not more than 20 persons during the Sunday Church service, it has emerged.
Correspondents observed gatherings of more than 20 people at Sunday service, some less than that number, and some not at all.
Our reporter also observed that in most of the churches, worshippers observe hand washing with sanitizers stationed at the entrance of the churches.
A correspondent noted six churches where social distancing was not observed, group of 20 in service together, two churches that failed to comply with the directce.
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