The federal government has lifted the ban on religious gathering across the country.

Churches, mosques to reopen as FG lifts ban on religious gatherings

The government had impose ban on religious gathering two months ago to check the spread of coronavirus.

But at the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday,

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the PTF, announced that

President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the relaxation of the ban for four weeks.

“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; .

“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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The lockdown had earlier been eased some months ago with citizens ordered to stay outside for a certain time.

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