Baptists deny involvement in outbreak of Covid-19 in Dnipropetrovsk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

There is no Baptist community in this city
19:15, 8 April 2020

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Representatives of the All-Ukrainian Union of Churches of Evangelical Christians-Baptists deny their involvement in the outbreak of coronavirus infection in Pershotravensk, Dnipropetrovsk Region. They wrote about this on the official website of Church.

"The All-Ukrainian Union of Evangelical Christian Baptist Churches refutes information about the involvement of the Baptist community in the outbreak of coronavirus in the city of Pershotravensk in Dnepropetrovsk region," the statement said.

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It is also noted that in the city of Pershotravensk, where an outbreak was recorded, there is no Baptist community at all; that is, the Baptists have nothing to do with infecting people there.

As we reported before, due to the increase in the number of lethal cases from Covid-19, the Healthcare Ministry recommends to temporarily stick to particular recommendations on holding of ritual ceremonies.

Also, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers considered extending the quarantine in connection with the spread of the coronavirus.

During the past 24 hours, the number of people with Covid-19 in Ukraine increased by 206 cases. Totally, 1,668 cases of infection are observed in Ukraine. 52 lethal cases were confirmed, while 35 patients recovered.

Related: Ukraine’s Healthcare Ministry develops new demands for burial of deceased


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