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Coronavirus: FCT Restricts Religious,Public Gathering

FCT MInister, Muhammad Musa Bello

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has restricted religious and other form of gathering as a way of stemming the Coronavirus in Abuja.

A statement today, March 20 by the Senior Special Assistant to minister Muhammad Musa Bello on media and strategic communications, Abubakar Sani said that one of the restrictions is that congregations at places of worship are restricted to a maximum of 50 persons at any given time.
“This measure also applies to social gatherings at event centers, football viewing centers and night clubs, amongst others.”
He said that the essence of the restriction is to make the tracking of suspected cases, if any, easier for the health authorities, appealing to the residents not to engage in panic buying and always seek for information about  the  disease from the FCT Public Health Department and other agencies of government
The statement said that the decisions were taken at a meeting the minister held with religious leaders across the Territory.
The meeting was held based on the advice and guidance of public health authorities, the Presidential Task Force for the  Control of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19), as well as the outcomes of the National Economic Council  meeting, held on Thursday, 19th of March.

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