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Bauchi Lifts Religious Ban For Two Weeks

BY LEVI JOHNSON

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has reopened mosques and churches as he lifted the ban on a religious gathering across the state.

Recall that in April, Muhammed placed a ban on religious gathered to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

The governor explained that the lifting of the ban would enable Muslims in the state to celebrate the Eld-di- Fitri celebrations and also attend Friday Jumu’at prayers.

Mohammed stated this Wednesday at a stakeholder meeting held with traditional rulers, religious leaders and security agencies held at the Banquet Hall, Command Guest House in Bauchi, the state capital.

According to him, the state relaxed the partial lockdown putting into consideration 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 explained that the lifting of the ban for the religious gathering was for two weeks with certain conditions that religious leaders and their followers must meet.

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

”We will review the level of compliance with the conditions after the expiration of the two weeks,” he added.

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