Covid-19: Federal Capital Territory Administration Orders Immediate Shutdown of Markets, Mosques and Churches

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration has ordered that all the workers at Grade level 1 to 12 to remain at home as a feature of measures to check the spread of coronavirus.

It additionally requested the quick shutdown of shops in markets and streets, with the exception of those selling food stuffs and other basic wares.

The Minister of FCT, Muhammad Bello, who reported the measure at a question and answer session on Tuesday in Abuja, additionally requested the quick shutdown of all the houses of worship, both church and mosques.

Bello stated, “Shops in the markets and neighbourhood centres in the FCT are to be shut to traders except those who sell essential commodities and medicines. However, pharmacies and supermarkets selling essential products and bakeries are to remain open but abide strictly by laid down measures.”

While noticing that the FCTA had raised a crisis reaction group to handle the spread, the pastor clarified that containing the infection relied to a great extent upon individual decisions.

So as to all the more likely oversee instances of contamination, the clergyman said the FCTA would work intimately with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital to grow the limit of the present disconnection and treatment focus to suit more patients by giving the fundamental offices.

He included that the Zuba General Hospital would likewise be changed over into a separation and treatment focus to oblige more patients should the need emerge.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, who was at the occasion, guaranteed that security organizations would uphold the request limiting social event to not in excess of 50 people in places of worship and mosques.

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