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FUNERALS AND CHURCHES ARE SUPER SPREADERS OF COVID-19 – MUSA MWENYE

State Counsel Musa Mwenye, the former Attorney General, has stated that Zambia has continued to record high cases of COVID-19 and eventual deaths due to continued gatherings in churches and at funerals.

He has advised citizens to minimise such gatherings and urged government to find a way of stopping them.

Below is a statement he shared on his Facebook page:
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A lot of Pastors and Priests, men and women of God are sadly being infected with the corona virus. Sadly some have died.

From the death rates and infection rates among our beloved Pastors and Priests, it is clear that many are being infected with Covid at funerals at which they officiate and a lot from churches they preside over. Congregants and mourners are also being infected at these two places and are subsequently dying. Evidently funerals and churches are super spreader events. These rank together with bars and over crowded social events.

To protect ourselves and others, we need to strictly observe COVID guidelines at funerals and at churches. During these devastating times, the culture of ‘sleeping’ at funerals or having a wake is counter productive and all of us, with the help of community leaders and our national leaders should discourage this.

11 Comments

  1. Observer

    Learn from law abiding JEHOVAH,S WITNESSES. When first wave covid came they closed all their churches(kingdom halls). Since December 2019 until today these people world over have been using technology for their services. Members are using zoom and there is no interruption in their worship programs. This idea of always going to shout Alleluhah at churches is killing us.

  2. KADOLO

    LETS CLOSE THE CHURCHES ……AND USE ZOOM !

    • Victorcm Mulenga

      Why are you not talking about
      Bars
      Markets
      Streets
      Town
      Shops

  3. chomba

    I have stopped going to our church. When the praise team start singing….ifimate ngafilefuma mukanwa…awe sure.

  4. chomba

    And these Pastors who believe in shouting and jumping on stage when preaching ….ne fimate filefuma mukanwa.. spreading the covid to the members.

  5. ZAKADO

    Shut down churches please twapapata. We can even pray from our homes.

  6. Klisman

    Uyu Mwenye is right….instead of getting salvation from churches ….we are getting covid.

  7. Chindulamabumba

    Be careful with touching and stopping churches proceedings!
    Learn from the only man on the continent no other than the president of Tanzania you know his name!
    Dont talk about the house of God in your simple political imaginations.
    Covid 19 is nothing else apart from a demon which can be casted out by holy prayers and fasting! Not your national day of prayer fimofimo.
    A politician is busy avoiding health guidelines he is just talking and not leading by example. You give it a blind EYE why but why
    I will be happy to hear someone open his her mouth to close churches!

    • Lucky banda

      Closing churches is not the solution, let him go to bus stations and see how people are being loaded in min buses, some with no windows which opens .

  8. Mwelwa S David

    What about schools

  9. Mwelwa S David

    What about schools are we going to use zoom

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