The Ghana Pentecostal Council has suspended baptism of its members at the various baptisteries across the country.
This forms part of measures to guard against any possible Ebola outbreak in the country.
Daniel Nii Tetteh Tackie, a radio Pastor for the Church of Pentecost told Citi News, the church is now baptizing in flowing rivers instead of the pool of water normally used for baptism.
[contextly_sidebar id=”sHU4TV1bSIhcnz2SS2Sd1izI7sBLKfmI”]He noted that although the church members are “praying seriously” against a possible outbreak of the disease in the country, “it’s better to be on the offensive than defensive. This is our contribution.”
Ebola is known for spreading through human-to-human transmission, resulting from close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people.
This has forced some churches to ban hand-shakes and hugging during church services.
In August, the government also announced it was placing a ban on international conferences and public gatherings.
The Health Ministry and other stakeholders are still putting the necessary measures in place to protect citizens from the disease.
Despite the over 100 suspected cases recorded in Ghana, tests on all suspects have proved negative.
That notwithstanding, the nation is still on high alert to detect any case of the Ebola disease.
The United Nations (UN) has selected Accra, to serve as the central point for sending vital medical supplies and personnel to Ebola-affected countries in West Africa.
This prompted the setting up of the United Nations (UN) Mission for Ebola Emergence Response (UNMEER).
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana