MBABANE: Archbishop Samson Hlatjwako, the Chairman of the League of Churches has urged Christians to comply with COVID-19 regulations as government lifts ban on church gatherings.
Speaking to this Swaziland News on Thursday , the Archbishop said Government lifted the ban at the right time after a long wait as the third wave needs people to gather and pray as many lives have been lost in the midst of COVID-19.
“I urge Christians to comply with all the regulations that the Government has highlighted when lifting the ban on religious gatherings so that there can be no problems. We cannot blame the government for banning church gatherings before, we are just thankful that we can now go to church,” he said.
On Thursday, Senator Themba Masuku, the Acting Prime Minister announced the relaxation of the Partial Lockdown measures including lifting the ban on church gatherings. The ban has been lifted with effect from 19 March 2021.
“All worshippers are required to observe 1.5 metre social distancing, wear a mask at all times and sanitize. Services should not exceed two and a half hours, as regulated and should be held in well ventilated spaces,” said the Acting Prime Minister statement.
Achibishop Samson Hlatswako, the President of the Leauge of Churches