Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has lifted the social distancing order imposed on the state to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Bello, in a statement issued in Lokoja today said that the ban was lifted to enable religious bodies which includes churches and mosque resume their normal worship and services.
The state government urged all religious leaders to put in place preventive and precautionary measures in their worship centres in order to contain the outbreak and spread of coronavirus in the state.
Specifically, the governor directed that hand sanitisers must be provided for worshippers at the entrances of all churches and mosques.
” Sitting arrangements in mosques and churches should be done to ensure social distancing.
” We also urge churches and mosques to make their services as brief as possible in order not to keep a large crowd of worshipers within an enclosed confinement,”
Governor Bello enjoined the religious leaders to continue to pray for the coronavirus pandemic to come to an end so that the world could return to normal activities.
Meanwhile, King Salman of Saudi Arabia and the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have both gone into isolation after 150 members of the royal family including Saudi Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud reportedly got infected with Coronavirus.