The Federal Government has imposed new restrictions, closing down all schools, nightclubs and recreational centres in the country, following the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, who doubles as the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, announced this on Monday at the briefing of the task force in Abuja.Mustapha 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. Read also: Olu Of Warri, Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko, Dies Of COVID-19
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. Events where more than 50 people are attending should be held outdoors only. Public transportation systems should carry passengers not more than 50 per cent of their capacity, in compliance with social distancing rules.Photos Credit: Getty