Reactions as Jehovah’s Witnesses open Kingdom Halls two years after COVID-19 lockdown

April 6th, 2022

Jehovah’s Witnesses have opened their places of worship, known as Kingdom Halls, two years after they were shut worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group’s spokesperson in Nigeria, Olusegun Eroyemi, in a video announcement noted that its public activities were suspended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among members and their friends.

In his words: “We didn’t want to be associated with spreading COVID. We didn’t want it to be said that someone contracted COVID because he attended a function organised by Jehovah’s witnesses. That was why we had to wait until what we thought was a good time to go and this time, we think, is the right time.

“These are difficult but not hopeless times. Attending one of these special events will provide the needed courage to look to the future with confidence in God’s promises.”

While the Kingdom Halls were shut, members of the religious group held their services virtually.

Contrarily, as the worshipping centres are now open, reports confirmed that all activities, including their famous house-to–house visits will begin.

@Andrew Ogaga on Facebook reacted saying: “Finally, people go come knock for my door. Finally we will see people tucked in with bags and umbrella moving around on Saturdays. Finally, we will have access to AWAKE and other magazines.”


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