Reopening Of  Churches, Mosques Begin Today

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), had approved the relaxation of restriction   placed on  churches and mosques starting from Tuesday (today).

The Chairman of the task force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this at the PTF press briefing in Abuja, said the reopening of churches and mosques would  be based on guidelines issued by the task force and protocols agreed on by states.

But the Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, gave detailed explanations of the recommendations approved by the President.

In its reaction, the Christian Association of Nigeria said  that it was awaiting the details of the reopening of worship centres.

Mustapha said the ban on interstate movements, which the President,  in his April 27 broadcast, imposed on the nation, remained. He stated that the second phase of eased lockdown  would begin on Tuesday (today) and end on June 29.

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