- Religious leaders around South Africa have warned congregants to be careful during gatherings to avoid a second wave of COVID-19.
- Since going to Level 1 of lockdown, regulations were eased regarding the number of people allowed at religious gatherings
- The fight against the pandemic is far from over and religious leaders are pleading with congregants to avoid having social gatherings in their homes
Religious leaders have warned congregants to be careful and avoid a second wave of COVID-19.
Since going into Level 1 of the national lockdown, regulations regarding gatherings changed. Under the Level 1 regulations of lockdown, religious gatherings are limited to 250 people indoors and 500 people outdoors.
Participants are required to adhere to social distancing and no more than 50% of a venue can be used.
A statement that was issued by the South African Jewish Communal Leadership warned congregants that there were 31 new cases in the Johannesburg Jewish community.
The statement was issued by the Office of the Chief Rabbi, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, Professor Barry Schoub, Dr Richard Friedland and Professor Efraim Kramer. They said that it appeared that the new cases were a result of private social gatherings.
They advised congregants against having social gatherings in their homes:
"This is not the time for complacency. This is the time for caution, which can save many people from serious illness and loss of life," they said.
The Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa also warned their people this week and said to exercise all health protocols in the fight against the pandemic.
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Sharing his story on social media, K.O revealed how he had contracted the virus and how it had almost taken his life. K.O was not one of the lucky ones who experienced mild symptoms, the coronavirus hit him hard.
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