Church Is Essential!
After President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that churches, mosques and synagogues may resume religious services as long as these are limited to 50 people or less, social media weighed in the matter.
The president's announcement on Tuesday night comes after a meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council which considered the inputs made by the religious sector in recent consultations with interfaith leaders.
He cautioned that care must be taken to ensure the safety of congregants and that the wearing of masks was compulsory.
"Any religious rituals that carry even the slightest possibility of exposing worshipers to risk should be avoided and that where they form an essential part of religious practice, that sanitation is paramount," Ramaphosa said.
Religious leaders will be recognised as essential religious frontline workers for the purpose of spiritual counselling for members of their faith organisations, he said.
"Whether you are a person of faith or not, there is one belief that unites us, and that is our belief in South Africa, in its people, in their courage and in their ability to overcome even the greatest of tribulations.
Pastor Brenden Naidoo said "We are grateful to God for our President and our leaders for allowing places of worship to resume in Covid level 3, with restrictions. We as a church will comply with all regulations and advise you of how we going to return to worship together responsibly. We will also continue to live stream our services for those who are not comfortable to gather. So let's continue to ask God for direction as this is all new to all of us, I believe that if we all act responsibly just like how we are continuing life with Covid19 we can worship safely with Covid19. Keep us in prayer as we move forward, love and prayers Pastor"