COVID-19: FG imposes new restrictions on weddings, night club, religious and public events

The Federal Government of Nigeria has imposed new restrictions amid the increasing cases of Coronavirus in the country.

Health personnel had initially speculated that there could be a second wave of Covid-19 in the country. It seems their predictions have finally come to pass, following the recent rise in such cases.

In reaction to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, the Federal Government has implemented new restrictions on ceremonies, gatherings, night clubs and public events.

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Mr Boss Mustapha in a briefing of the task force in Abuja.

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He explained that the directives were advisories issued to state authorities for implementation in the next five weeks.

The new restrictions include the closure of all bars, nightclubs, pubs and event centres, as well as recreational venues in all states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

All restaurants were also directed to close, except those providing services to hotel residents, takeaways, home deliveries, and drive-ins.

Similarly, all informal and formal festivity events, including weddings, conferences, congresses, office parties, concerts, seminars, sporting activities, end of year events, have been restricted to not more than 50 people.

The government also limited all gatherings linked to religious events to less than 50 per cent of the capacity of the facility of use which physical distancing and use of face masks should be strictly enforced.

According to Mr Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), events where more than 50 people are attending should be held outdoors only.

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