FG Reintroduces Curfew, Restriction On Mass Gatherings, Others Over COVID-19

The Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12:00a.m. to 4:00a.m. curfew as part of efforts to curtail further spread of the rampaging coronavirus (COVID-19). The move may not be unconnected with what is happening in India, Brazil and Turkey where the virus is killing people in their thousands.

The National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed, disclosed this at a press briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in Abuja. He said the curfew would take effect from midnight on Monday, May 10.

He also said with effect from Tuesday May 11, night clubs, gyms, and other such places that habour large gatherings would remain closed till further notice. He said gatherings of religious groups and weddings among others have been reduced to 50 per cent attendance, while official engagements, meetings, and conferences should continue to hold virtually.

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