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CAN, Islamic Council Differ Over Cause Of COVID-19 Spike

Christian and Islamic leaders have disagreed over Government’s claim that reopening of religious centres has contributed to the spike in COVID-19 cases since the second wave hit the country last November. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control, MrBoss Mustapha, told Newsmen that reopening of Schools and businesses also caused the high […]

Lockdown: Oyo Govt Reviews Curfew; Mosques, Churches To Operate At

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has announced that it has relaxed the curfew imposed on the State; following the advent of the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic. The Task Force, which made the decision public on Monday, June 15, 2020, after a two-and-a-half-hour meeting presided by its Chairman, Governor Seyi Makinde, added that the curfew would […]

COVID-19: Registration Of Religious, Social Centres Begins In Lagos

The Lagos State Safety Commission has opened a register for religious and social centres in its domain. The registration of such centres is in preparation for their full reopening. According to a statement issued by the commission, the directive is in furtherance of the Register-to-Open initiative of the state government, as directed by Governor Babajide […]

‘‘Churches, Mosques May Remain Shut In Lagos’’ – Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, has disclosed that religious centres may remain shut in the state. The Commissioner made this known while fielding questions from Journalists on Tuesday at a press briefing commemorating the first year in office of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu held in Lagos. The Commissioner : “Even before […]

NCDC Asks Churches, Mosques, Others To Submit Guidelines For Reopening

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has asked professional groups and faith-based organisations, including churches and mosques, to submit guidelines for reopening to the NCDC to review and advise. The NCDC DG stated this in Abuja at the press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. He […]

Virus-Hit Iran To Reopen Mosques For Holy Nights

Virus-hit Iran will reopen its Mosques for three nights over the next week so that worshippers can pray during one of the holiest times of the year. The Islamic republic shut its Mosques and shrines in March as part of its efforts to contain the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak of the novel Coronavirus. The reopening, […]