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COVID-19: FG Govt Releases New Conditions For Religious Gatherings

The federal government has released some guidelines for those wishing to attend churches and mosques.

This follows President Buhari’s approval for the lifting of the ban on religious gatherings across the country on Monday.

The ban on religious gatherings had been in place for two months as part of measures to check the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

However, at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday, Chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the relaxation of the ban for four weeks.

But addressing the media on Tuesday, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu insisted that those attending churches, mosques, or any other religious gatherings must wear face masks, wash their hands and practice social distancing.

Abuja National Mosque

He said, “We are not recommending that people should go to places of worship, but if you have to, we are providing guidelines that will make it safe to do so”.

“Some guidelines for reopening places of worship include All worshipers sanitizing their hands, wearing facemasks and practicing social distancing.

“There should be no social gathering after or before worship

“Frequent cleaning and disinfection of places of worship are advised.

“Places of worship should keep detailed records of their worshippers, including contact addresses” he said.

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