- Nasarawa state has allowed the resumption of religious gatherings
- The decision of the state was made at a critical stakeholders'meeting on Tuesday, May 19
- This concession, according to the government, will last only for two weeks
As the federal government embarks on another two-week phase of easing the lockdown in Nigeria, the Nasarawa state government has lifted its ban on worship centres.
This decision by the state government was reached at a stakeholders meeting convened to review stipulated measures expected to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The government, on its Twitter handle, stated that the lifting of the ban will last for a period of two weeks.
The message on the state's Twitter page read: "COVID-19: Nasarawa lifts ban on worship centres for two weeks...
"This was part of the resolutions arrived at during the critical stakeholders meeting to review measures put in place to combat the further spread of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nasarawa state joined the list of the Nigerian states with confirmed cases of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.
The state's director of public health, Dr Ibrahim Adamu, confirmed that the result of one of the people in isolation has been returned positive.
Legit.ng gathered that despite Nasarawa state’s proximity to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which has recorded over 157 COVID-19 cases of the pandemic, the state until this development was yet to record any case.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, late on Monday, April 27, announced 64 new cases of COVID-19 in the country to take the total number to 1337.
According to the NCDC's announcement on Monday night, 33 states (including the FCT) have confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
The development in Nasarawa state has, however, increased the number to 34. The NCDC is expected to update the figure on Tuesday evening.
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