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COVID-19: Nigeria govt asks Churches, Mosques to submit guidelines for reopening

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Thursday, May 21, has asked churches, mosques and organizations in Nigeria to submit guidelines for reopening.

According to the Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who disclosed this in Abuja at the press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

The NCDC boss disclosed that the center received a draft of guidelines on Wednesday by the Public Transport Owners of Nigeria Association to reopen interstate transportation while curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

He added that as the government prepares to ease more phases of lockdown in coming weeks, organizations should come up with similar guidelines to expedite the process of safely reopening the economy.

Ihekweazu said, “I was happy on Wednesday to receive a new set of draft guidelines by the Public Transport Owners of Nigeria Association. Those are people that manage the long distance buses that travel across the country, what we call ‘luxury’ buses.

“They drafted their own guidelines for reopening safely and sent it to us for review.

“They are also seeking our advise on the measures they are recommended and how to manage their loading centres, buses and engagements with their customers at the point when we may allow them to reopen.”

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