Canadian pastor jailed in Myanmar for defying coronavirus ban

Canadian pastor David Lah is escorted by police as he leaves the Mayangone township court in Yangon, Myanmar. – EPA pic, August 6, 2020.

A CANADIAN preacher who said Christians were safe from Covid-19 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.

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