The ban on religious gatherings and activities in Cross River State has been lifted by the State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade.
This was contained in a release on Wednesday, signed by his Special Adviser, Media & Publicity, Mr Christian Ita.
The Governor also emphasised that they must wear face masks and only occupy sitting capacity of such centre.
He said:” We are very grateful to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishops, Bishops, Priests, Pastors, Christians of various denominations.
“We are also grateful for the entire Muslim community for their support and cooperation during the period of suspension of public worship in our state in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
“We acknowledge the understanding and cooperation of religious leaders contributed immensely in keeping our State Coronavirus Free thus far.
“However, conscious of the Spiritual Economy, and in response to appeals by religious leaders in our state, His Excellency has issued the following executive orders: The order suspending public worship in the state, is hereby lifted with effect from Sunday, May 24th. 2020.
“Consequently, starting from Sunday, May 24, 2020, church services are permitted but should be limited to the sitting capacity of the Church. Same applies to Mosques.
“Use of face mask is compulsory for all worshipers. Churches and Mosques should provide buckets for hand washing, or sanitizers.