Covid-19: Health department gets court order to stop church gathering

Covid-19: Health department gets court order to stop church gathering

- The Gauteng Department of Health applied for a court order to stop a church gathering that was set to take place in Katlehong

- The gathering was reportedly set to breach the maximum of 100 people

- The court order was granted based on the latest government regulations passed this week

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The Gauteng Department of Health received a tip-off from community members within the Katlehong area.

According to information supplied, a huge church gathering was set to take place on Sunday.

Armed with this knowledge, the department approached the courts in an urgent attempt to stop the mass gathering.

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Based on the recent regulations that gatherings in excess of 100 people are no longer allowed, the court order was granted.

IOL reported that the relevant church was interdicted on Friday.

Gauteng Health spokesperson Kwara Kekana said, “The church has been interdicted and restrained with immediate effect from convening a church service that is not in accordance with the gazetted regulations as released by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs."

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Kekana reiterated the new regulations and added that the new measures announced by President Ramaphosa were put in place for a reason.

In addition to the general maximum of 100, establishments serving alcohol should not exceed a maximum of 50 people.

In related news, earlier reported that a thoughtful woman is doing her bit to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Noku Blom has been handing out bars of soap in a bid to keep people's hands clean.

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