A Georgia mega-church pastor has contracted coronavirus just days after attending a White House Christmas party.
Jentezen Franklin, of Free Chapel in Gainsville, was absent from Sunday service after testing positive for the disease, his colleague, pastor Javon Ruff, said.
“We want to make you aware that pastor Franklin has come in contact with Covid, but he is doing perfectly fine,” Mr Ruff told the congregation, according to local media reports.
He added: “He actually is doing great. He went and got tested and his test came back positive so he is doing the right thing to do and staying quarantined and continuing to be distanced.
“We’ll continue to pray and lift him up.”
Mr Ruff also announced that the church’s Christmas Eve service will be held virtually “out of an abundance of caution.”
Video shows at least 100 people gathered at the service, many of whom did not wear masks.
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