The Federal Government has on Monday, announced the relaxation of ban on religious gathering.
Boss Mustapha, who is Secretary to the government of the federation and the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, announced this during the presidential task force daily briefing.
According to Boss Mustapha, the relaxation of restriction on worship centres is based on guidelines issued by the Presidential Task Force and protocols agreed by state governments. These means that for every person going to church or mosque, must wear face masks and make use of available hand sanitiser before entering.
As part of measures to contain the virus, churches and mosques are to open from 5am to 8pm. Churches are to operate for the period of 1 hour.
He stated that gathering of more than 20 persons outside of work places is prohibited. Also, the ban on inter-state travel is still in place, except for essential services.
Meanwhile, nationwide curfew is rescheduled from 10pm—4am.
Restaurants outside of hotels remain closed for, except for take-away.
Povision of handwashing facilities/sanitisers in public places and the use of face masks is mandatory in public places.
Schools, bars, gyms, cinemas, nightclubs, parks are to remain closed until further evaluation.