Gauteng Health has obtained another coronavirus-related court order – this time against a church in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, reports The Times. The church has effectively been restrained from convening a service that is not in accordance with gazetted regulations related to the coronavirus.
Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku’s spokesperson Kwara Kekana is quoted in the report as saying that concerns about the church gathering were brought to the department’s attention by the community where the church was based. “Non-compliance of the gazetted regulations can result in a fine or an arrest. Mass gatherings expose people to great risk,” said Kekana.
The report says Police Minister Bheki Cele has made it clear that those not abiding by the regulations, including churches, would find themselves on the wrong side of the law.Full report in The Times