Boss Mustapha announce ban lift on religious gatherings

Boss Mustapha
Chairman, Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Nigeria, Boss Mustapha (Pics credit: Judicial sketch)

The federal government, through it federation secretary, Boss Mustapha, today announced that the ban on religious gatherings across the country has been lifted.

Boss Mustapha, who is equally the Chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19, made the announcement during the daily briefing of the task force today.

In his statement, 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.

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“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.

“Mobilization 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.”

The nationwide curfew has equally been moved from 8pm — 6am, to 10pm — 4am. Restaurants outside of hotels must remain closed for eat-in, only take-out is permitted at this time.

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Schools, bars, gyms, cinemas, nightclubs, parks are to remain closed until further review. It was further learnt that the aviation Industry requested to start developing protocols for domestic flights to possibly resume from June 21.


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