The suspension on the Friday congregational prayer in Kastina State has been lifted with immediate effect despite the death recorded which was caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nigerian cases of the coronavirus pandemic according to the Nigerian Centre for Disease and Control, as at 09:30 pm 7th April there are 254 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths, sixteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 10 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT, 2 in Oyo, 1 in Delta and 1 in Katsina

The lifting of the suspension was announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, in a statement made on Tuesday in Katsina.

“Following a meeting held today between the Katsina state government, religious leaders, traditional rulers and security agents to review some measures taken by the government to prevent spread of covid-19 in the state.

“The Executive Governor has directed that the suspension of Friday prayers be lifted with immediate effect; however, the prayers will be conducted under some stipulated health and security guidelines.

“The Jumu’at Imams should, however, avoid prolonged sermons in order to discharge their followers within the shortest period.

“People are also strongly advised to maintain social distancing and adhere strictly to all the rules and regulations provided by the health experts in fighting the contagious disease,” he said.

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