Be vigilant lest your pastor sells you “COVID bitters” – Christian Council Chair advises

Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr Paul K Boafo has advised Christians to be wary of pastors who might take advantage of the partial reopening of churches in the country to sell all manner of concoctions and items to them as protection against COVID-19.

President Akufo Addo in his 10th Sunday night address on the measures taken against the spread of the coronavirus, eased the restrictions on public gatherings as a measure of mitigating the spread of the disease, allowing for congregations in churches and mosques for the first time in 3 months, starting from 5th June.

The relaxed measures however came with a number of limitations, including the admittance of only a maximum of 100 congregants at a time for a maximum of one hour per service, under strict COVID-19 protocols.

“If we do not take care all those things will come up; COVID bitters, COVID pen and all sort of things. I will advise Christians to be vigilant; we have seen how vulnerable we were since COVID reared its head because nobody could come out to say that this oil can cure COVID”, he said.