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Just in: FG lifts ban on religious gathering, activities

By Monsuru Olowoopejo
Days after lifting lockdown across the country, the Federal Government has lifted the ban on religious gatherings and other activities with an issuance of guidelines and protocols that must be adhered to by religious bodies.


it also also reviewed the nationwide curfew hours and financial sector activities, approving a six hours curfew, 10pm—4am, while the financial institutions commence full operations.
The Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 Committee and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, made the announcement on Monday during their regular briefing.
Mustapha emphasised that the new development would only be fully implemented within the next week, 2nd – 29th June, 2020, by the state governments.
The SGF added that while ban on religious gatherings and other activities have been lifted, the previous ban on gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace has been sustained to prevent further spread of coronavirus in the country.
“Relaxation of restriction on places of Worship based on guidelines issued by the PTF and Protocols agreed by State Governments”.
He stated that the aviation industry has been instructed to commence work on guidelines for possible commencement of domestic flights by June 21st.



The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, added: “The aviation industry is requested to start developing protocols to allow for domestic flights to resume anytime from the 21st of June onwards.

“Airlines must ensure physical distancing by reducing passenger capacity and ensure the provision of sanitisers and personal protective equipment as well as carrying out temperature checks at the point of entry and departure and ensuring that airports are not congested by either travellers or airports staff.”



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