August 6, 2020

Canadian pastor jailed in Myanmar for defying coronavirus ban

Yangon (AFP) – A Canadian preacher who claimed Christians were safe from coronavirus was on Thursday jailed for three months in Myanmar after he and dozens of his followers became infected when he held a banned service.The Southeast Asian nation has so far weathered the pandemic well with just 357 confirmed cases and six deaths, although the low numbers tested make many fear the true figures are far higher.Toronto-based David Lah, 43, was born in Myanmar and often returns to his motherland to preach.The country imposed a ban on gatherings in mid-March, but footage emerged in early April of Lah…


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