COVID-19: Governor El-Rufai says Muslims can hold Eid prayers in open spaces

COVID-19: Governor El-Rufai says Muslims can hold Eid prayers in open spaces

- Governor Nasir El-Rufai has disclosed that health experts will be consulted before mosques are reopened for daily prayers in the state

- El-Rufai said no celebrations would be allowed during the Eid festival as a result of COVID-19

- The governor stated that since the lockdown was lifted, cases of COVID-19 have increased

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said mosques in Kaduna state will only be reopened for daily prayers based on the advice of health experts.

El-Rufai also permitted Muslims in the state to Eid prayers in open spaces during the forthcoming Eid Al-Adha Muslim festival, Daily Trust reported.

He, however, stated that no celebrations would be allowed during the festival as a result of COVID-19.

Speaking during a media chat, the governor stated that COVID-19 infections have tripled since the lockdown was lifted.

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COVID-19: Governor El-Rufai says Muslims can hold Eid prayers in open spaces

El-Rufai reminded Muslims to observe social distancing during the Eid prayers. Photo credits: The Guardian
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He reminded Muslims to observe social distancing and wear face masks during the Eid prayers.

The governor also said they should avoid large gatherings in compliance with the Covid-19 prevention protocol.

Meanwhile, Olawale Fapohunda, attorney-general of the state he has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement on his Twitter handle on Sunday, July 26, Fapohunda, said he confirmed positive to the infection after the second result of his Covid-19 test came out positive.

The commissioner said he is feeling well and has gone into self-isolation where he is being managed by the health operatives in the state.

Fapohunda's COVID-19 status was confirmed less than a week after Governor Kayode John Fayemi, announced that he tested positive to Covid-19 via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, July 22.

The governor, who is the chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), said that he has gone on self-isolation, adding that he would delegate critical tasks to his deputy while he would continue routine duty from home.

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In another report, following the lockdown and the rising cases of coronavirus pandemic all over the world, some Nigerians in European countries like France are stranded.

This development was revealed on Sunday, July 26, by the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa on Twitter.

However, Dabiri-Erewa that the set of Nigerians will leave Paris, the capital of France on Sunday.

However, Dabiri-Erewa that the set of Nigerians will leave Paris, the capital of France on Sunday.

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