Opening Places of Worship Amid COVID-19 Pandemic 'Still a Risk'

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa has required faiths to adapt by shuttering places of worship to limit the spread of the disease. Where churches and mosques have remained open, in countries like the U.S, there's been a surge in COVID-19 cases. Spiritual leaders in South Africa have had mixed reactions to the government's decision to ease lockdown restrictions, allowing up to 50 believers to attend religious gatherings. Some governors in Nigeria have broken lockdown to keep mosques open, while in Kenya pastors have found a way to preach.

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