COVID-19: Reps ask FG to ban open worship

 

Following the declaration of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic by the World Health Organization, WHO, the House of Representatives has also mandated the Federal Government to ban open worship and other public gatherings until further notice.

The House further directed airport authorities across the country to put in place mechanisms to discourage crowd gatherings.

It also took a decision mandating compulsory laboratory tests on all staff and members of the national assembly to ascertain their status.

The House reached the resolutions on the heels of a motion debated for over an hour under “Matters of Urgent Public Importance” on Wednesday plenary.

Also, as a preventive measure, the House banned visitors from accessing the national assembly complex while urging the government to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with the Singaporean government to produce testing kits for Nigeria.

It added that all public institutions in Nigeria should be equipped with temperature gauge. It also called for one-day national prayers and mandated the Minister of Health to brief the House leadership on the situation on a weekly basis.

It will be recalled that most advanced countries of the world have been scampering for solutions to contain the virus.

Nigeria so far, recorded 8 cases but with no death.

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