The government of South Africa today announced that it will be opening all religious centres on the 1st of June despite having the highest number of cases in Africa. Cyril Ramaphosa said churches, mosques, temples and other recognised places of worship would also be mandated to ensure their worshipers keep social distance while they also wear masks and sanitise their hands
“Churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and other recognized places of worship may resume services, but these will be limited in size to 50 people or less depending on the space available,” The president explained that the development became necessary given the effect of the pandemic on the religious well-being of the people. He said that religious religious leaders play vital role in the community, Ramaphosa also said that the country would observe a national day of prayer on May 31 He added that the move was part of his government’s three level of easing lockdown restrictions.
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