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Niger state lifts ban on Juma’at prayers despite two confirmed COVID-19

The Niger state government has lifted the suspension of congregational Friday Prayer (Juma’at) for today Friday, 17th April 2020.

In a statement released this morning, the state government said the Juma’at Prayer is expected to hold between 11 am to 3 pm under strict observance of all the precautionary measures, using hand sanitizers, face masks, hand washing facilities (soap, and water), maintaining social distancing and avoiding contact base greetings.

“The sermon and prayers are to be conducted within thirty minutes; Muslims are advised to adhere strictly to the precautionary measures taken by Government on the containment of coronavirus pandemic in the State.” the statement read in part

The lockdown, however, continues immediately after the Juma’at Prayers.

Niger state has two confirmed case of COVID19.

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