Worship in some churches and mosques in Kenya have been suspended in Kenya by religious leaders after seven coronavirus cases were confirmed in the country.

The affected churches are:  Presbyterian Church of East Africa, All Saints’ Cathedral of Anglican Church, Christ is the Answer Ministries, Kenya Assemblies of God and the Nairobi Chapel.

Acording to BBC, an alternative means is the implementation of a live stream of Sunday services on social media in the the five churches.

Other forthcoming events like weddings, which have been scheduled to take place the Presbyterian Church and Anglican, were urged to be canceled or go with the option of short ceremonies with less people in attendance.

As a result of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive that banned all public gatherings as a precaution to prevent the spread of coronavirus Church-related meetings have also been stopped.

The same directive is also applicable to the Mosques in Kenya as Jamia Mosque in the capital, Nairobi, announced that it was stopping all congregational prayers.

For strict adherence to the new directive, the mosque’s leadership said it was monitoring the situation.