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COVID-19: El-Rufai Lifts Ban On Daily Prayers, Services In Kaduna

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday lifted the prohibition on daily prayers and services in places of worship in the State.

The state Government, however, called on worshippers to comply with all guidelines put in place as basic condition to sustain the lifting prohibition.

The decision was contained in a statement released on Friday by the Special Adviser on Media and Communication to Governor El-Rufai.

The Governor’s aide noted that the decision was taken on the recommendation of the State Covid-19 Task Force.

The statement advised worshippers in the state to wear their facemasks, observe physical distancing, practise respiratory hygiene, wash hands regularly, avoiding large gatherings, remain indoors as much as possible and eat immune-boosting diets.

The statement appealed to citizens to maintain utmost vigilance in offices, businesses, markets and places of worship, stressing that COVID-19 has not closed.

The state government added that places of worship that persistently fail to comply with the guidelines may be closed, to protect the worshippers and the public.

The statement further explained that Bureau of Interfaith Matters would continue to engage leaders of faith on compliance with the guidelines for safe resumption of daily prayers and services.

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