The Federal Government has declared that religious gatherings should be restricted to 50% capacity as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
This was announced in a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.
The statement also advised families to limit the number of visitors during the festive period as the country was currently experiencing the fourth wave of COVID-19.
“The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 recognizes the importance of the Christmas and New Year celebrations for most Nigerians. As we prepare to celebrate with our families and loved ones, it is important that we do so safely by taking the necessary precautionary measures to stop the further spread of COVID-19 in our country.
“The PSC wishes to remind Nigerians that we are now experiencing the 4th wave COVID19 as new cases have continued to rise in the country. This is the result of a mix of very low vaccination coverage, increased travels and movements, reduced compliance to public health social measures and highly transmissible Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant now circulating in the country.