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Coronavirus: FG Warns Against kissing, Hugging, Shaking

FG Warns Against Kissing

The Federal Governement, FG through the Presidential Task Force, on COVID-19 has warned worship centres against kissing, hugging, shaking or touching at worship centres.

Following the briefing on Tuesday, Presidential Task Force National Coordinator, Sani Aliyu, released the guidelines to be applied on worship centres which includes churches, mosques.

The task force stated that churches/mosques facilities must be structured in a way that physical distancing can be observed.

Stating that persons above 55 should try not to go to worship centres but observe their worship services at home.
The PTF also advised worshippers with Coronavirus symptoms not to go to places of worship.
He said worshippers are advised not to touch each other in a manner such as hugging, shaking, kissing etc.

He added that families are advised to stay together during the worship services, and church/mosque volunteers (ushers, choir, security etc.) that have underlying illnesses should not be allowed to serve.

The PTF also advised that Churches and mosques with a high number of worshippers can divide their services into two or three.

It further said that churches mosques should have a break of at least 30mins between the services to allow worshippers wash their hands or to disinfect the centers; centers should have different entry and exit points.


He said that business outlets at worship centers should remain closed.
Windows should be left open during services, as it’s more dangerous to hold services in enclosed places. Open-air services are preferable.

Worshippers with COVID19 symptoms should not go to places of worship.

Further adding that persons identified with high temperature after a temperature check should be turned back.

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