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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Churches in Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Chongqing Gradually Reopen
On April 8, 2019, the 40th anniversary of the restoration of Ningbo Centennial Church service was held. On April 8, 2019, the 40th anniversary of the restoration of Ningbo Centennial Church service was held.

In recent days, churches in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Chongqing and other places will resume their opening on the premise of strictly implementing the responsibility for pandemic prevention and control.

Zhejiang Province

On May 31, the Zhejiang Provincial CC&TSPM stated in the Notice on Pandemic Preventing and Controlling after the Orderly Opening of Christian Venues: According to the unified deployment of Zhejiang Province, from June 2 based on the principle of "Territorial management, controlled and orderly, followed through on the obligations ", Christian activities that meet the conditions for pandemic prevention and control will be restored in an orderly manner.

At the same time, churches will be required to do the following: teach a lesson on patriotism; conduct a risk assessment; organize a safety inspection; implement a series of prevention and control measures; formulate a strict emergency plan.

The paper also says that local CC&TSPMs in Zhejiang should lead the churches to encourage brothers and sisters to continue praying for the country, and the people fighting the pandemic in the world, and pray God to bless all the brothers and sisters in the church " you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well (3 John 1:2)."

On the afternoon of receiving the official notice from the Zhejiang CC&TSPM, Ningbo Centennial Hall held an emergency expansion meeting and decided to resume onsite worship on June 7. Sunday services will be reduced from four to three in order to control the number of participants and avoid crowding. Other gatherings will be still temporarily suspended.

Every attendee must accept and cooperate with the standardized testing procedures, and cooperate with the guidance of the serving colleagues, and keep a distance from others when they are seated. When the gathering is over, the evacuation rules must be strictly observed. After the meeting, people should leave the church quickly, and don't gather in the hall to chat.

In addition, believers with symptoms such as fever, fatigue, and respiratory problems can not come to the church and should actively seek medical treatment. Old and weak elders and children should not come to the party for the time being. The church has an emergency temporary isolation room in case of emergency.

Jiangsu Province

On May 29, the Jiangsu Provincial People's Religious Affairs Commission issued the Notice on Convening the Work Deployment Meeting for the Orderly Restoration and Opening of Religious Activity Places and decided to hold an orderly restoration work meeting for the opening of religious activities on May 30 to discuss related matters.

Chongqing

On June 1, Chongqing Christian Holy Grace Church informed that the church will resume onsite worship on June 7.

The church requires that any member with suspicious symptoms such as cold, fever, fatigue, dry cough, etc. not to come to the church and actively seek medical treatment for the time being. All participants will be required to wear masks, register their personal information and take their temperature, sit at a distance of one meter, pay attention to personal hygiene, and timely report physical discomfort, etc.

It also recommends that believers who are close to the church and can move conveniently to attend the evening worship as much as possible, so as to reduce the pressure of the number of people attending the first and second church meeting.

- Translated by Abigail Wu

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