Coronavirus puts brakes on faith and charity

President Hage Geingob on Saturday, as part of a national response to combat the Coronavirus, ordered a compulsory thirty days period during which no mass gathering may take place anywhere in the country.

Two of the most fundamental regular public gatherings impacted are weekly church services and the various religious-based charities operating soup kitchens for under-privileged children.
“In trying times such as this, churches play a pivotal role to the faithful. Also, with schools closed thousands of under-privileged school children have no access to a daily meal at the soup kitchens”, explained a church leader yesterday…

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