The Federal Government will soon announce the banning of large gathering in places such as churches and mosques.

Thousands of worshippers congregate in churches like the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Winners Chapel on a daily basis while Islamic sect like NASFAT also have sizeable number of adherents at their events.

The Minister of State Health, Adeleke Mamora, said it was important for government to ban religious gathering or any other gathering that would have a large number of people.

“So the principle of social distancing has to be respected. That is preventive or advising against congregation of large number of people starting from the national sports festival which stands postponed.

 “That also extends to religious gathering or any other gathering that would have a large number of people. It is not advisable at this point in time,” he added .

On banning flights from high risk countries, he said “Well, there will be subsequent briefings from the ministry because each situation is reviewed as it comes to us.

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