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Protestant organizations take alternative forms of religious services for Covid-19 prevention
Choir of Hanoi Evangelical Church under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam singing hymn in live-stream service

Following instructions by the Prime Minister and the Government Committee for Religious Affairs on Covid-19 prevention and control, several religious organizations, including Protestant organizations have announced suspension of all large religious gatherings and changes to live-stream services.

On Sunday February 29, many Protestant organizations performed masses through its websites or social media such as YouTube, Zalo, Facebook, etc. In some areas where Protestants could not access online services, they were allowed for pray in groups of no more than 20 people. The online masses were took place solemnly and followed by members.

Besides, the Protestant organizations also made practical contributions for the pandemic prevention and control: the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (South) has donated 500 million VND, and the ECVN (North) has supported 680 protective clothes, 7,500 face marks for four medical centers located in Chuong My, My Duc, Hai Ba Trung and Nam Tu Liem districts in Hanoi. These Protestant organizations have called for more support from members for the prevention.

Pastor Head of the Hanoi Church under the ECVN Phạm Bá Hạnh speaks during a streaming service on Fanpage and YouTube channel of the Church. For preventing the spread of the epidemic, the Evangelical Church Chapter has performed online services since February 15

Church members watch live-streaming rituals on social media at home

Pastor Head of the Gia Dinh Church Chapter under the ECVN Nguyễn Ngọc Tốt prays during live-streaming mass

Church opens for people to come during live-stream services but with no more 20 people, and all people wears face marks and keeps distance for avoiding cross infection

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Pastor Head of the Vietnam General Baptist Church Lê Quốc Huy gives instruction through online service

Vietnam Full Gospel Church’s live streaming services on Fanpage and website of the Church

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Protestant organizations take alternative forms of religious services for Covid-19 preventionOn Sunday February 29, many Protestant organizations performed masses through its websites or social media such as YouTube, Zalo, Facebook, etc. In some areas where Protestants could not access online services, they were allowed for pray in groups of no more
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