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NCDC Instructs Churches And Mosques To Shut Down Toilets And Sales Outlets As They Reopen



The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, on Saturday, issued guidelines for the reopening of religious centres across the country.

Its instructions include children and people aged 60 and above, avoiding worship centres for now.

In addition, it stated that public toilets and sales outlets in churches and mosques must be shut during services.

It also posted on its website, mentioning that, before reopening, religious houses should fumigate their auditoriums, car parks and other buildings by wiping all surfaces with a disinfecting agent.

The centre also said during services, windows and doors must be opened to enable airflow while adequate provision should be made for soap, running water and hand sanitisers at entry points.

“There should be no entry without face masks; provide disposable face masks where practicable.

“To help educate on COVID-19, it is recommended for places of worship to have preventive messages from NCDC posted at entry points and around places of worship.

“Holy communion should be packaged in disposable wraps. Drinking water points, public toilets and sales outlets must be closed for now

“Religious leaders must maintain two metres when praying or counselling and avoid body contact with members. Places of worship should be free of carpets and rugs to allow easy disinfection of the floor.”

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