COVID-19 Lockdown: FG finally relaxes ban on religious gathering, reduces curfew

The Federal Government on Monday announced the relaxation on ban on religious gathering in the country from June 1.
The new development on the religious gathering was announced on Monday, June 1, by the chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 disclosed this during its daily briefing in Abuja, saying this is based on the guidelines and protocols agreed by state governments.

The PTF however said the ban on inter-state movement in the country remains in force.

The government also announced that the curfew imposed on the country will now be from 10.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m

Following the plea by some religious leaders in Nigeria, the federal government has announced the relaxation on the ban on religious gatherings in the country from Monday, June 1.

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COVID-19 Lockdown: FG finally relaxes ban on religious gathering, reduces curfew

The Federal Government on Monday announced the relaxation on ban on religious gathering in the country from June 1.
The new development on the religious gathering was announced on Monday, June 1, by the chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 disclosed this during its daily briefing in Abuja, saying this is based on the guidelines and protocols agreed by state governments.

The PTF however said the ban on inter-state movement in the country remains in force.

The government also announced that the curfew imposed on the country will now be from 10.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m

Following the plea by some religious leaders in Nigeria, the federal government has announced the relaxation on the ban on religious gatherings in the country from Monday, June 1.

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COVID-19: Why we can’t relax ban on religious gathering now —Governor Seyi Makinde

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says ban on religious gathering in the state can not be relaxed now due to advice from medical experts that COVID-19 transmission occurs more easily in enclosed places.

Seyi Makinde made the explanation on Monday during the briefing by the state Task Force on COVID-19, at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan.

The governor said that he had received request from some religious leaders to relax the ban so that religious services could hold.

He said:

Experts’ advice is that we can not, at this point in time, relax the directive.

“However, they (experts) are carrying out a situation analysis and will be sending in their reports before the end of May.

“This will determine our next step,”

On the confirmation of 38 COVID-19 cases in an organisation in Ibadan in the last two days, Seyi Makinde said the task force withheld the name of the organisation so as to allow the Emergency Operations Centre to gather intelligence and complete investigation.

He said the identity of the organisation would be revealed on Tuesday, “so that those who had visited the company recently will be able to present themselves for testing.”

On management of COVID-19 cases, Makinde said the task force would continue to allow confirmed cases who were isolating at home to do so, in order not to overrun the capacity of isolation centres.

He said the task force would, however, keep tracking those self-isolating through the use of technology, to prevent spread.

He further said that the task force would ensure that the state isolation centres would be available for those who would need hospitalisation.

Giving advisory on foods and natural products useful as preventive measures against COVID-19 and other viral illnesses, Makinde urged the people to eat bitter cola, tumeric, ginger, garlic, zinc and citrus fruits as well as bitter leaves.

He said all the items were readily available in “our environment,” but emphasised that the items were not cure or treatment for COVID-19.

It was reported that 11 new cases reported on Sunday night brought the total number of COVID-19 confirmed in the state to 118.

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