The Federal Government has imposed new measures to tackle the increasing cases of coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday during it’s national press briefing announced new advisories to the public.
According to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mistapha, “the PTF wishes to issue the following advisories to sub-national entities for implementation over the next five weeks because these activities are considered super spreader events:
Close All bars, night clubs, pubs and event centres, and recreational venues;
Close all restaurants except those providing services to hotel residents; takeaways, home deliveries and drive-ins shall remain closed;
“Restrict all informal and formal festivity events including weddings, conferences, congresses, office parties, concerts, seminars, sporting activities, end of year events shall be restricted to not more than 50 persons;
“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
“Where more than 50 persons are attending, any such events, the gathering should be held outdoors only;
“Public transportation systems are to carry passengers not more than 50% of their capacity in compliance with social distancing rules.
All government staff on GL.12 and below are to stay at home for the next 5 weeks; Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executives are to be held accountable for enforcing NPI rules in their domains with frequent spot checks;
“Enforce compliance with NPI protocols especially the advisory on wearing of face masks in public spaces;