The Federal Government of Nigeria has reopened places of worship such as churches and mosques after weeks of lockdown due to Coronavirus. It however comes with some conditions. Worshippers should wear masks, properly sanitize their hands, among other health guidelines to tackle the spread of COVID-19.
President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the relaxation of the restriction on places of worship based on guidelines issued by the Presidential Task Force PTF on Covid-19 and the protocols agreed by state governments.
Consequently, the restricted opening of places of worship would henceforth be based on state government protocols and strict adherence to the PTF guidelines on physical distancing which will apply only to regular church and mosque services.
Also, the president approved the full reopening of the financial sector with banks now allowed to operate five days a week. He also approved the easing of the total lockdown of Kano State.
Also, the aviation industry has requested to be allowed to develop protocols in order for domestic flights to resume from June 21, 2020.