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Coronavirus: Danger looms in churches, mosques over lack of safety measures

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Following recent outbreak break of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) that has spread to more than 77 countries, finding by Nigerian Pilot revealed that churches, mosques in the Federal Capital Territory are yet to provide safety measures to prevent their visitors from any possible contact from the scourge.

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When our reporter visited major high capacity churches and mosques at the weekend, it was observed that of the worship centres are yet to be equipped with the needed materials to check person coming in and out of the worship premises for safety sake.

A member of a popular church with large number of worshippers in the territory, Mr Jude Joseph expressed fear that the management of the church was yet to provide the security official with adequate checking machine to screen visitors or even members of the church during service hours.

According to him, “We must not wait for the outbreak in Nigeria before finding a possible solution. Every hand has to be on deck towards ensuring that this dangerous virus does enter our country.

“The churches not only in the Abuja should show an example by introducing all we need to do before entering the worship arena. And other churches in the states should emulate and with this single wisdom we have saved the nation a serious danger,” he said

In a similar visit to major mosques in the FCT also revealed further that no single safety measure was adopted by their official and security personnel.

A worshipper at one of the biggest mosques in the city, Mallam Ibrahim Gambo told Nigerian Pilot that “it is not wise not to adopt preventive measures on time”

“We are not suppose to wait until there’s an outbreak in the country, even though we praying that Allah should not allow the virus to visit our country. Atlist all the health measures to identify who may be positive or negative to the scourge should be adopted in all worship areas.

“Most time in this country we behave so careless as we are not concerned about certain issues. No country is exempted from contacting this disease but will continue to pray for our country but Nigerians should also be vigilant and extra careful at this trying moment in the world.”

There were significant changes in risk perception from the time the disease had peaked in some countries to the time data were collected. Most importantly, respondents who perceived themselves to have a high risk of contracting the virus at the time of the survey were significantly less likely to engage in Coronavirus-preventive behaviours. Compared with Christians, Muslims were significantly less likely to engage in Coronavirus-preventive behaviours.

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