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General News of Tuesday, 11 May 2021


Sallah: FG bans concerts, carnivals, street parties amid coronavirus fears

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

• Govt places ban on large gathering during this Sallah festival

• Curfew has also been put in place from 12 midnight to 4am nationwide

The Federal Government has placed a ban on some activities as a way to stem the coronavirus infection during this Sallah festivities.

This ban applies to all 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Gathering at worship centres, night clubs, concerts, carnivals and street parties have all been restricted for this sallah celebration.

According to the government, Wednesday and Thursday have also been declared a public holiday to mark the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.

However, political parties must adhere to strictly to the covid-19 protocols.

At a press briefing, the National Incident Manager of the Presidential Steering Committee on Covid-19, Murhtar Mohammed indicated that the nationwide curfew would begin from midnight of Monday, May 10, 2021, adding that from 12 midnight to 4am daily.

He said, “All recreational venues, gyms and indoor sports facilities are to close until 11th June, 2021.

“All informal and formal festivity events including weddings, conferences, congresses, office parties, seminars, end of year events involving more than 50 persons are no longer allowed.

“Concerts, carnivals and street parties are banned until further notice; “Mandatory wearing of facemasks;

“All attendees must wash or sanitize their hands before and after attendance; and

“Physical distancing must be adhered to for all attendees.

“All political activities involving large gatherings are to strictly adhere to COVID-19 Guidelines issued by INEC.
“All mass gatherings to remain restricted to 50 persons except with explicit permission of the State Government;

“All bars, night clubs, pubs and event centres are to remain closed;

“All restaurants to adhere to 50% eat-in capacity, except those providing services to hotel residents, takeaways, home deliveries and drive-ins are allowed; and

“Hotels to remain open but must observe all non-pharmaceutical interventions.”