President Mohammadu Buhari has approved the relaxation of the ban for four weeks. This was announced at the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, on Monday by the Chairman of the taskforce, Boss Mustapha.
Boss Mustapha said, “The PTF submitted its recommendations and the President has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June 2020, subject to review.
“Cautious advance into the Second Phase of the national response to COVID-19; application of science and data to guide the targeting of areas of on-going high transmission of COVID-19 in the country;
“Mobilisation of all resources at State and Local Government levels to create public awareness on COVID 19 and improve compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions within communities; sustenance of key non-pharmaceutical interventions that would apply nationwide and include: ban on gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace;
Boss Mustapha said, “Relaxation of restriction on places of worship based on guidelines issued by the PTF and protocols agreed by state governments.”