Editorials
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29 Mar 2021
5:05 am

Safety, discipline still watchwords over Easter

Editorials

There is, in reality, plenty of opportunity for Covid-19 to stage a deadly comeback over Easter.

File picture for illustration. A general of view Zion Christian Church (ZCC) headquarters at Moira on April 27, 2020 in Polokwane, South Africa. It is reported that ZCC suspended this year's annual Easter Pilgrimage held at its headquarters in Moria due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Gallo Images/Lefty Shivambu)

A year after President Cyril Ramaphosa first locked down the nation to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus infections, many of us are on tenterhooks today, wondering whether our leader will again call a family meeting to keep us restrained. There is a worry that booze sales will be curtailed and that travel may also be restricted, ahead of the upcoming Easter weekend, as a way to limit movement and undisciplined behaviour. There is, in reality, plenty of opportunity for Covid-19 to stage a deadly comeback over Easter. The religious will flock to large gatherings and the not-so-religious will worship at...