The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved recent measures to curtail any unfold of COVID-19 across the country.
Part of the measures is that the restriction of guests at weddings, conferences, and sporting activities among others to 50.
The government additionally ordered the closure of all bars, nightclubs, and restaurants.
The chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press making known of the task force in Abuja.
He said, “The PTF has surveyed developments and actions taken by governments around the world, assessed our domestic setting, and has consequently submitted its recommendations to Mr. President on immediate measures to be taken.
“Accordingly, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has authorized the PTF to have interaction with the states and therefore the FCT to assume full possession of this stage of the response by deploying legal structures and resources, together with enforcement to manage the pandemic among their jurisdictions.
“In line with the authorization, the PTF needs to issue the subsequent advisories to sub-national entities for implementation over the next 5 weeks as a result of these activities are considered super spreader events:
a. Shut All bars, night clubs, pubs and event centers, and recreational venues;
b. Shut all restaurants except those providing services to hotel residents; takeaways, home deliveries, and drive-ins shall stay closed;
c. Limit all informal and formal diversion events together with weddings, conferences, congresses, workplace parties, concerts, seminars, sporting activities, the finish of year events shall be restricted to less than fifty persons;
d. Limit All gatherings linked to religious events to less than 50% capacity of the facility of use during which physical distancing; mandatory use of face masks shall be strictly enforced
e. Where more than 50 persons are attending, any such events, the gathering should be held outdoors only;