The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19,Boss Mustapha, has warned worship centres on the danger in allowing large gatherings.
The PTF Chairman who sounded the warning on Thursday at the daily briefing by the PTF in Abuja, reiterated that the ban on gatherings of more than 20 people still stand.
Mustapha who accused governors of wilfully breaching the protocols designed to guide the country out of Coronavirus spread, emphasised the need for states to diligently implement and enforce compliance.
He said: “Governors are also advised on the decision taken by some of their colleagues to permit large gatherings as such decisions could inadvertently endanger the elderly, the sick and those with underlying factors during such gatherings. The strong advisory from the PTF is that large gatherings beyond 20 persons remain prohibited and should be adhered to”.
The PTF Chairman also announced that the PTF would work with the National Assembly as the House of Representatives has inaugurated an Ad-Hoc Committee on COVID-19.
It would be recalled that the governors of Cross River, Ebonyi, Kano, Borno, Zamfara and Bauchi, among others have opened up their states for religious gatherings.