Worshippers to wear masks as churches, mosques reopen
Places of worship such as churches and mosques are now free to reopen. But this comes with some conditions. Worshippers should wear masks, properly sanitise their hands, among other health guidelines to tackle the spread of COVID-19.
This follows President Muhammadu Buhari relaxation of the restriction on places of worship based on guidelines issued by the Presidential Task Force PTF on Covid-19 and the protocols agreed by state governments.
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Consequently, the restricted opening of places of worship would henceforth be based on state government protocols and strict adherence to the PTF guidelines on physical distancing which will apply only to regular church and mosque services.
Also, the president approved the full reopening of the financial sector with banks now allowed to operate five days a week. He also approved the easing of the total lockdown of Kano State.
Also, the aviation industry has requested to be allowed to develop protocols in order for domestic flights to resume from June 21, 2020.
The Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha who disclosed these at the daily press briefing yesterday in Abuja said that Buhari retained the ban on the gathering of more than 20 people outside of a workplace; a managed access to markets and locations of economic activity to limit the risk of transmission; and ban on inter-state travels except for the movement of agricultural produce, petroleum products, manufactured goods and essential services providers over the next four weeks spanning 2nd to 29th June 2020 and subject to review.
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