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As the Easter weekend approaches, South Africans are wondering if the government will impose stricter Lockdown restrictions to curb a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic…

Last year, Easter fell within the first wave of the pandemic and church gatherings were forbidden in order to stop the spread of the virus. While the country is currently on Level 1 with certain gatherings allowed within coronavirus protocols, there are questions around whether or not restrictions will be increased over the long weekend.

According to a report by News24, the Ministerial Advisory Committee which includes some of the country’s leading scientists has advised the government to move to Alert Level 2. The National Coronavirus Command Council is expected to consider this recommendation in the coming days.

One of the major worries is large church gatherings over the Easter weekend which could become ‘super spreader’ events leading to a third wave of Covid-19 across the country.

News24 says that the SA Council of Churches is not happy with the current restrictions limiting gatherings to 100 people indoors and 250 outdoors.

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