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Worship in churches and mosques suspended in Kenya

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Religious leaders in Kenya have suspended worship in some churches and mosques after the country confirmed seven coronavirus cases.

The Presbyterian Church of East Africa, All Saints’ Cathedral of Anglican Church, Christ is the Answer Ministries, Kenya Assemblies of God and the Nairobi Chapel have suspended congregational worship.

All the five churches said they would live stream Sunday services on social media platforms.

The Presbyterian Church and Anglican Church urged congregants to cancel upcoming weddings or opt for short ceremonies with less people in attendance.

Church-related meetings have also been stopped in line with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive that banned all public gatherings as a precaution to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The Jamia Mosque in the capital, Nairobi, announced that it was stopping all congregational prayers.

The mosque’s leadership said it was monitoring the situation and would advise faithfuls: