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Lockdown: Police in NMBM to monitor drive-in churches

Drive-through communion held at Father's House Church in Port Elizabeth

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Police in Nelson Mandela Bay say they’ll be monitoring drive-in church services to ensure they stick to the Disaster Management Act regulations.

That’s as the Metro continues to grapple with the spread of COVID-19,

By law, the services are required to be kept to a maximum of 50 people.

Police Spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu, says the attendance limit of 50 does not mean 50 cars, but 50 physical bodies.

She warned that the utilisation of the Disaster Management Act concept should not be seen as extending the parameters of the law.

Colonel Naidu said anyone found to be exceeding the limits of such regulations will be charged accordingly.

Police have appealed to faith-based organisations to adhere to the regulations and take heed of the regulations as set out by the government.

Any gathering for the purpose of worship must also take place on the premises of where the church service is normally held.

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