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Breaking: FG Orders Reopening Of Churches, Mosques

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After two months of ban on religious activities across the country, the Federal Government of Nigeria has lifted the ban on Churches and Mosques.

The decision by the government to shut places of worship became imperative to curb the spread of coronavirus.

However, at the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday, June 1 Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, 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.”

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