Bauchi State Government has lifted the ban on religious gatherings which was initially imposed in April to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the State.

This development would enable Muslims in the State to celebrate the Eld-di- Fitri celebrations and also attend Friday Jumu’at prayers on Friday.

Governor Bala Mohammed made this announcement on Wednesday at a stakeholders meeting held with traditional rulers, religious leaders and security agencies in Bauchi.

Mohammed said the State relaxed the partial lockdown by putting into consideration the recent declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the disease may not go soon and the fact that other states in the Northeast have lifted their ban.

He, however, said that the lifting of the ban for religious gatherings was for 2 weeks with certain conditions that religious leaders and their followers must meet.

He listed the conditions to include compulsory use of face masks by worshippers, provision of hand sanitisers and running water as well as observing physical distancing at the worship centres.


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