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Ban On Mass Gathering Not Yet Relaxed- NCDC

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Zainab Sanni

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday said the conduct of wedding and burial ceremonies may resume soon.

NCDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu, who daid while speaking at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Thursday noted that the guidelines on mass gatherings had not been relaxed.

Nigeria currently has 26,484 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

A total of 10,152 patients have been discharged, while 603 have died.

“We may also restart the funeral activities that we have postponed for months, start the weddings, wine carryings, birthing, baptisms that we have postponed for months.

“Yes, it’s important to do these things and the interstate travel will allow us to do this but remember we haven’t relaxed the guidelines of mass gatherings,” he said.

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