The Federal Government has on Monday imposed new restrictions amid the rising cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.
According to the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, the directives were advisories issued to state authorities for implementation in the next five weeks.
Mustapha noted that the new restrictions include the closure of all bars, nightclubs, pubs, and event centres, as well as recreational venues in all states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
All restaurants were also directed to close, except those providing services to hotel residents, takeaways, home deliveries, and drive-ins.
Going further, Mustapha who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) noted that all informal and formal festivity events, including weddings, conferences, congresses, office parties, concerts, seminars, sporting activities, end of year events, have been restricted to not more than 50 people.
To prevent Covid-19 from spreading more, the government also limited all gatherings linked to religious events to less than 50 percent of the capacity of the facility of use which physical distancing and use of face masks should be strictly enforced.
Events, where more than 50 people are attending, should be held outdoors only.