Federal Govt lifts ban on religious gathering,Banks and Hotels

Nigeria Government on Monday June 1, lifted ban placed on places of worship as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha made the announcement during the daily briefing of the task force today.

Relaxation of restriction on places of worship based on guidelines issued by the PTF and protocols agreed by state governments.

“Managed access to markets and locations of economic activity to limit the risk of transmission;

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

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

Ban on inter-state travels except for the movement of agricultural produce, petroleum products, manufactured goods, and essential services;

“Mandatory use of non-medical face masks in public places;.Also “Mandatory provision of handwashing facilities/sanitisers in all public places.”

Banks in the country could resume ‘normal working hours’, effective June 2. There will be full opening of the financial sector with banks now allowed to operate normal working hours five days a week.”

Hotels in the country could reopen effective June 2, but must observe all mandatory non-pharmaceutical intervention.

Restaurants other than those in hotels must remain closed for eating but are allowed to priotise and continue practicing the take-away system.

“Bars, gyms, cinemas and night clubs are closed till further evaluation.”


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