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Restricted wedding, office parties, others to 50 Persons

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday ordered all Federal Government has ordered schools nationwide to remain shut till January 18th, 2021 and mandated workers on grade level 12 and below to stay at home for the next five weeks

The Chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, said this during its briefing in Abuja. Adding that 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.

He explained further that all government officials should make use of virtual meetings henceforth as the “Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executives are to be held accountable for enforcing NPI rules in their domains with frequent spot checks.”

According to him the closure of the schools until January 18th is to allow the COVID-19 prevention measures introduced to take effect in the learning institutions.

“All persons above the age of 60yrs and/or with comorbidities are to be encouraged to stay at home and avoid crowds,” the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) added.

“All non-essential travels – both domestic and international during the holiday season are seriously discouraged.”

With the number of COVID-19 cases in the West African nation on the rise, the task force is leaving no stone unturned and had during the briefing imposed restrictions on recreational centres and night clubs across the country.

“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,” Mustapha noted while lamenting the flouting of COVID-19 protocols by Nigerians, mostly youths.

All restaurants were also directed to close, except those providing services to hotel residents, takeaways, home deliveries, and drive-ins.

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