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BREAKING: Churches, Mosques To Reopen As FG Lifts Ban On Religious Gatherings (Details)

Nigerians plead with Buhari

The federal government has just lifted the ban on religious gatherings across the country after an imposed two months ban issued two months ago to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

At the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 moments ago, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the PTF, announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the relaxation of the ban for four weeks.

“The PTF submitted its recommendations and the PRESIDENT has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June 2020 subject to review.

Cautious advance into the Second Phase of the national response to COVID-19; application of science and data to guide the targeting of areas of on-going high transmission of COVID-19 in the country;

“Mobilisation of all resources at State and Local Government levels to create public awareness on COVID 19 and improve compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions within communities; sustenance of key non-pharmaceutical interventions that would apply nationwide and include: ban of gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace

Relaxation of restriction on places of Worship based on guidelines issued by the PTF and protocols agreed by state governments.”

More to follow…

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