Most religious organisations applauded President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that religious gatherings with a maximum of 50 congregants will be allowed under level 3 Covid-19 regulations.
The announcement calls on such gatherings to also be conducted with all guidelines followed to ensure the safety of worshippers. Sanitisation and social distancing are some measures to be adhered to during gatherings. The president stressed that religious leaders should avoid rituals that may endanger worshippers.
Some religious leaders however argue that their premises can accommodated even over a thousand congregants and still observe all the safety measures. They insist that such premises should be granted permission to accommodate as many as they can.
We know that most Gauteng News readers are a religious community, we therefore invite you to share your views and comments on this matter. Are you going to your place of worship from 1 June or do you have reservations?
Level 3 will enable Grade 7 and 12 learners to also go back to school next week Monday. If you are an educator who is expected to report for duty, are you ready? If you are a parent whose child will start going to school on Monday, are you excited about this?
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In conclusion, the president has identified May 31 as the National Day of Prayer. What a fitting gesture to bid farewell to level 4, while ushering in lockdown level 3.
Please use the infographic included to refresh your mind on precautions to take as you prepare to go to work or school on Monday.
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