Kroonstad, 06 June, 2021 / 7:03 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Kroonstad Diocese has, in a statement, urged Catholics to strictly adhere to COVID-19 preventive measures amid a surge in infections in the country, especially in the territory covered by the Diocese.
“What is disturbing news is that the Free State Province where our Diocese is situated is one of the hotspots of the third wave,” Bishop Peter John Holiday says in the statement issued Monday, May 31.
In the statement, Bishop Holiday appeals “to all our parish communities to maintain the protocols which are already in place.”
On May 31, President Cyril Ramaphosa reimposed stricter measures against COVID-19 fearing the whole country will soon face a third wave of the pandemic.
According to President Ramaphosa, the restrictions will force non-essential establishments like restaurants, bars and fitness centres to close by 10 p.m. local time as the curfew will be extended by an hour to start at 11 p.m. and end at 4 a.m.