FG Lifts Ban on Religious Gatherings as Schools Still Remain Closed

The federal government on Monday, 1st June lifted the ban on religious gathering nationwide. This was made known by the chairman of the presidential task force on covid-19, Boss Mustapha during the daily media briefing on covid-19.

In his statement, he said the phase two of the gradual phasing out of the lockdown will stretch from June 2nd to June 29.

Mustapha said religious houses should open, but there is still ban on a mass gathering of more than 20 people in a place that is not a place of worship.

These are the things included in the second phase of the lockdown easing:

1. Nationwide curfew remains in place, timing now 10pm—4am.

2. Full opening of financial sector - normal working hours

3. Restricted opening of places of worship, (regular church & mosque services ONLY), to be based on State Govt protocols.

4. Interstate travel remains prohibited except for goods &essential travel

5. Gathering of  more 20 persons remains prohibited;outside of workplaces + religious services

6. Aviation Industry requested to start developing protocols for domestic flights to possibly resume from June 21.

Hotels may reopen

Restaurants outside of hotels must remain closed for eat-in—TAKEOUT ONLY

Bars, gyms, cinemas, nightclubs, parks closed until further evaluation

All schools to remain closed until further evaluation

Offices maintain 2m physical distancing + 75% max capacity

All guidelines as issued by #PTFCOVID19.

Guidelines to be implemented/ enforced by State Governments

All permitted openings (hotels, religious services etc) to maintain non-pharmaceutical interventions (masks, sanitizers/handwashing, 2m distancing, capacity limits, etc)

Note: June 21 opening for domestic flights is TENTATIVE. Certain conditions have to be fulfilled between now & then, explains @hadisirika

- Aircraft have to be good and safe to fly (checks/maintenance)

 - Necessary Recertifications + medicals for pilots/crew

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