Port Louis, 16 November, 2021 / 8:40 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Council of Religions in Mauritius are calling on the country’s government to revise upwards the number of worshippers who can take part in public celebrations at a go.
Last week, Mauritius’ Prime Minister, Pravind Jugnauth, announced new COVID-19 health restrictions among them, the limit of worshippers to a maximum of 10.
In a Tuesday, November 16 statement, the religious leaders explain that their goal is not to challenge the government but to reach a consensus on how to manage the rising cases of the coronavirus in the India Ocean Island nation.
They suggest that the Mauritian government considers allowing 50 people to attend a Religious gathering at a go, assuring the government that COVID-19 safety guidelines will be upheld.
“Our wish would be that religious gatherings such as prayers at the temple, at the mosque, Masses and worship services be authorized for a maximum of 50 people and that these places be well ventilated and aired, and that meetings be organized in the strict application of sanitary rules,” the faith-based leaders say in a statement obtained by ACI Africa.