Federal Government Gives New Directive to Mosque and Churches
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President Buhari’s government has in a new directive ordered religious leaders to advise their congregations to wear facemask.

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, issued the directive during the PTF media briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

Expressing displeasure over Nigerians moving about without facemask, Boss Mustapha said that religious leaders and traditional rulers have a lot to do to curb the spread of the disease.

According to him, the best Nigerians can do is to adhere to the non-pharmaceutical interventions which include wearing a face mask, observing social distancing, and staying away from a large crowd.

“It is sad when people gather and they do not think it is appropriate to wear a mask. What we can do is to continue to appeal to our people that COVID-19 is still alive, it has not gone on any vacation.

“People are dying on a daily basis from COVID-19 and as we expect vaccines to show up on the horizon, the only vaccine we have in our hand now let us apply it,” he said.