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Federal Government lifts ban on religious gathering, reschedule nationwide curfew to 10pm - 4am


The federal government on Monday June 1, lifted the ban on religious gatherings across the country.

Chairmanof the presidential taskforce on Covid-19 Boss Mustapha made the announcement during the daily briefing of the task force yesterday June 1st 2020


Boss Mustapha said the lifting of the ban on places of worship is based on guidelines issue by the PTF and also protocols agreed by the FG.

He also so emphasize on gathering of more 20 persons remains prohibited outside of work places and in religious services.

“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.

Also also announced the reschedule of the Nationwide Curfew to 10pm – 4am. Restaurants outside of hotels must remain close for eat-in, only take-out is permitted for now.

Bars, Gyms,cinemas, Schools, Nightclubs, park are to remain close until further evaluation. It was also made known that the aviation industry requested to start developing protocols for domestic flights to possibly resume from June 21.

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