A South African church recognizes the victims of coronavirus in the country by bringing out white ribbons to mark any death arising from the disease.
The fence outside Johannesburg ‘s St. James Presbyterian Church is a strong reminder of the suffering caused by the South African Pandemic.
“We feel grateful because we remember the people who have passed away from coronavirus, and I think it means a lot to us and to the people of South Africa,” church caretaker Rhudzani Makuya explained.
The caretakers of the church come out of the church every morning with a bucket full of ribbons to tie them into the fence.
The fence has grown into a white satin wall. Each ribbon represents one of the nearly 8,000 persons killed so far by the virus.
“We found a visual image of the pain and misery,” said Gavin Lock, the presbyterian church reverend of St. James. “And to give people a visual reminder that this is a real thing.”
More than half of the African continent’s coronavirus cases, more than five hundred thousand, are in South Africa.Follow @Hypeghnews