At a news conference President Ramaphosa said that South Africa now has 150 confirmed cases.
The Minister of Health has informed us that the number of positive cases has risen to 150. This is very worrying because it indicates that infections may continue to rise Ramaphosa said.
It also shows that we must abide by the measures and that meetings of more than 100 people should not happen, Ramaphosa said.
Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana of the South African Church Council says that South Africa is currently in a state of war. He calls on people to keep their distance from others. We have leaders who make statements that people should not keep their distance. We heard that 60% of South Korea’s infections originated from a church. Churches who refuse to comply can face charges. A situation will be created where people will infect each other and explode this whole thing.
This is God’s will for us to work together. God has given us the gift of creativity and so we must use it to work this. Let all South Africans hold hands, but not physically. Spiritually Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana said.
Maybe we need to be locked down for two weeks. A month later, we could be sick, I don’t know. We have 12 million children due to schools closing in our homes and we don’t know how long it will last. People are going to lose jobs, we are going through tough times said Mpumlwana.
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