March27 , 2023

    California Bans Church Singing

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    The California state government has issued a directive that temporarily bans singing and chanting in church and other places of worship.

    In a bid to curb the soaring number of patients infected with COVID-19 in the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered tighter restrictions in public places. As of writing, California has more than 284,000 confirmed cases, with more than 6,000 new cases in one day, the second highest total for the state since the pandemic began, reports Australian news service, 9News.

    The act of singing, itself, might have contributed to transmission through emission of aerosols, which is affected by loudness of vocalization. —Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that just like coughing and sneezing, singing in services spreads the deadly Coronavirus.

    “The act of singing, itself, might have contributed to transmission through emission of aerosols, which is affected by loudness of vocalization,” CDC explained after one member of a choir in Washington spread the virus to 87% of people during practice.

    When restrictions were