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Places of worship remain shut in Kaduna – Govt

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The Kaduna State Government has not reopened markets or places of worship. Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication), said on Tuesday that these public spaces were closed in March 2020 as the state stepped-up Covid-19 prevention efforts

He said “as announced last week, relevant government agencies will engage business, community, and religious leaders to discuss and agree on the protocols for the safe opening of businesses and market, and resumption of congregational worship. ”

“Government has started engagements with business leaders, and began receiving recommendations from some religious leaders on the subject of safe re-opening of places of worship. However, these consultations have not been concluded.

“Until these consultations result in a formal announcement authorizing businesses, markets and places of worship to reopen, it will be a violation of subsisting Quarantine Orders to reopen any unauthorised facility, market or places of worship or to conduct congregational worship of any sort. Places of worship in Kaduna State were not closed by the Federal Government.The decision to close places of worship in Kaduna State was taken and enforced in March 2020 by the state government as part of the proclamation of the Quarantine Orders in the state

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