US churchgoer will continue to defy social distancing because she is 'covered in Jesus' blood'

Greg Evans
Sunday 05 April 2020 14:00
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As many states go into lockdown across America, members of the public are still finding ways to negate and ignore social distancing rules.

This includes churches, some of which are still holding services for the congregation despite not technically being allowed to open their venues.

At a church in Ohio, CNN spoke to members of their congregation who had just attended a service despite fears of catching a virus.

One woman was asked why she attended despite being in the midst of a pandemic and potentially being infected or infecting others. She said:

I wouldn't be anywhere else. I'm covered in Jesus' blood. All these people go to this church.

They could get me sick but they're not because I'm covered in his blood.

The woman's defiant tone has struck a nerve with some for her ignorance on such a serious topic.

The United States currently has more than 277,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19, more than any other nation in the world.

Megachurches across the country have been criticised for staying open, while pastor Rodney Howard-Browne from Florida was arrested earlier this week for repeatedly holding services.