Living Faith Church, also known as Winner Chapel has been reportedly hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19.
According to Fisayo Soyombo, an investigative journalist, a worker became affected after attending the yearly Shiloh 2020.
Located in Ota, Ogun State, Living Faith Church Worldwide is an Evangelical founded by David Oyedepo in 1981.
He also disclosed that some pastor of the church who attended the service have started exhibiting symptoms of the virus, but just keeping it to themselves.
His post also urged the affected pastors to come out and inform the church about their symptoms and should also try to isolate themselves and try not to pass on the virus
His post reads, “A worker at the Living Faith Church is down with COVID-19 after attending Shiloh 2020. His wife, daughter and domestic staffer are exhibiting symptoms of the virus — even their dog! Some pastors who attended Shiloh are down with the virus too.”
“This worker didn’t want to physically attend Shiloh, held from December 8 to 13, but had no alternative because the church made it compulsory for workers. As can be seen from internet videos, congregants mingled with one another without masks or social distancing.”
“In the past, the church observed safety protocol such as social distancing, wearing of face masks and hand washing. However, at Shiloh, no precautionary measures were in place. “People were just careless,” he said. “Yes, many people didn’t come this year because of COVID but those in attendance were careless.”
“The problem is this worker knows the pastors currently exhibiting symptoms of the virus will not admit this to the Founder and Presiding Bishop of the church, meaning other potentially infected but asymptomatic Shiloh congregants might continue mixing with people without caution.”
“Some Winners pastors are down with COVID; they’re just keeping it to themselves but we can’t just fold our hands,” he said.
“The plea from him is that those who attended Shiloh “should try to isolate themselves and try not to pass on the virus”.
“His wish is for people to get educated that the festive season is no excuse for them to physically attend crossover services without recourse to COVID-19 safety protocol.”