Religion and Covid-19: Local church leaders on their decision to reopen or remain closed

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Church goers applying hand sanitiser before entering the church
Church goers applying hand sanitiser before entering the church
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While many are gearing up for the much-awaited reopening of churches, others have questioned government’s decision to lift the ban on gatherings. In less than a week churchgoers will, for the first time, be allowed to gather again as the country moves to level 3 of the national Covid-19 lockdown.

This follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s lifting of the ban on church gatherings during his address to the nation on Tuesday evening.

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