In order to strengthen the fight against COVID-19 and in order to promote national unity, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared May 31 as the National Day of Prayer.
President Cyril Ramaphosa in a televised address said, “On this day, wherever we may be, I call upon you to turn your thoughts to all who have been affected by this pandemic.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa added that the National Day of Prayer is dedicated to the remembrance of those who are working to keep South African safe, and those who are suffering and grieving.
Earlier, President Cyril Ramaphosa had announced to ease the lockdown in the country from Level Four to Level Three from June 1 that will allow 8 million people to return to work with the resumption of most sectors of the economy.
South Africa will also loosen the restrictions on congregational worship under Level 3 but will follow strict measure of social distancing in places of worships.