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OPINION | Cyril caves to churches, so cue the corona snake ...


OPINION | Cyril caves to churches, so cue the corona snake pastors

Religious gatherings get the nod despite case studies from other nations and a terrible track record in SA

Sthembile Cele

President Cyril Ramaphosa has bowed to pressure from religious leaders by acceding to calls to open places of worship – a move that could expose our most vulnerable citizens to Covid-19.

Our limited experience with this disease has shown that church gatherings have contributed to the spread of the virus since its outbreak in December 2019.

In South Korea, a 61-year-old woman is said to be responsible for a cluster outbreak in which 5,080 people were infected by the novel coronavirus...

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