Coronavirus: Community gathers to pray outside local hospital

Coronavirus: Community gathers to pray outside local hospital

- A community situated in the south of Johannesburg came together to pray outside a local hospital

- Mulbarton residents maintained social distancing as they prayed outside Netcare Mulbarton Hospital

- An image of the residents praying was shared to Facebook by a nurse who works at the same facility

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The community of Mulbarton in Johannesburg gathered as one to pray outside the Netcare Mulbarton Hospital. A powerful image showing the community praying while maintaining social distancing was shared with the #ImStaying group on Facebook.

Connie MakaLethu Hlelokuhle, a nurse at the hospital, shared the image to the group stating that she felt humbled by the kind and thoughtful act. Connie also shared that the staff are taking care of patients who received a positive Covid-19 diagnosis.

The post gained over 11 000 reactions on the app with the comments section showing the unity of South Africans.

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The community of Mulbarton in Johannesburg gathered together to pray outside a local hospital. Image: Connie MakaLethu Hlelokuhle
Source: Facebook

Read Connie's full post below:

"When the Mulbarton community decided to come and pray at the hospital while we are taking care of the Covid patients and sweating. I am humbled, ngiswele imilomo. That's why #I'mStaying." compiled a few of the comments left by Stayers. Read some of them below:

Margaret Holl said:

"Absolutely fabulous. South Africans are such generous folk."

Karen Prins van Vuuren wrote:

"Wonderful idea to thank and encourage all the care workers."

Ntombfut Ntanzi commented:

"Thanks to everyone who took part in that prayer."

Thato Nyathi shared:

"Seeing this gives me hope, my granny was admitted there two days ago. Praying for the health workers who are taking care of Covid patients. My heart pours out to you guys mostly."

In similar news, recently reported on a local lady who thanked those around her for the support she received while battling Covid-19. Megan Christoffels stated that she suffered from a fever, body aches, shortness of breath, loss of smell and taste and much more.

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She thanked the people around her for not only praying but for going out of their way to purchase medicine for her. She also thanked God and wished blessings upon others who may be going through what she did.

Her post was shared less than a day ago and has already gained over 4 500 reactions on the social networking site.

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