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  • Updated: Jun 01, 2020

Churches, Mosques To Resume Services As FG Lifts Ban

Churches, Mosques To Resume Services As FG Lifts Ban


The Federal Government has lifted the ban on religious houses in Nigeria following the outbreak of COVID-19. 

Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, made the announcement during the presidential task force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 on Monday. 

He said: "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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