On Saturday evening I have an interview with Reverend Result, from the Eben Haëzerkerk. He is annoyed by the image that has arisen as if the churches in the Bible belt do not care about the corona rules. “We do make efforts. People come by invitation, families and families have fixed places, so that we know who is where. There is a health check at the door. The number of singing moments is drastically reduced. And of course we also limit the number of churchgoers: normally there are 1,000 people per shift, now 250. ” 250 is of course a lot more than the 30 in cultural centers of comparable size.
“There is so far no evidence that church services are partly responsible for the widespread spread of the virus. Even when we were given more freedom this summer, it is not in the Christian villages that the infection rate has increased. Here on Urk there are even relatively few infections “, Pastor Result continues.
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