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COVID19 Latest: Ban on Religious Gathering Lifted! Churches, And Mosques To Reopen.

The ban imposed by the federal government of Nigeria on religious activities has been lifted. Now, churches and mosques all around the country can now resume their religious meetings.

According to the secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the PTF; Boss Mustapha during the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, the President has approved that ban on religious gatherings be lifted.

The relaxation of the ban is to run for four weeks kicking off from the 2nd June, 2020 till the 29th of June.

He stated that “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.”

Now, with the ban on religious gatherings lifted, religious brothers and sisters can now get back to worship, although still maintaining social distancing.

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