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COVID-19: Reps Tell FG To Ban Religious Gatherings

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The federal House of Representatives has asked the federal government to ban all religious gatherings in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease in the country.

The country has so far recorded eight infection cases of covid-19 with no death, as the health ministry announced 5 more cases on Wednesday in addition to the previous three recorded.

The lawmakers made the request during a plenary session on Wednesday after deliberating on the situation of the pandemic in the country.

The green chamber however rejected the request by the federal government to shut all schools for two weeks and to ban all foreign airlines from entering Nigeria as preventive measures to curb the spread of the virus disease.

The house also made request for an agreement between Nigeria and countries certified free of the disease on the mass production and supply of test kits and other infrastructure needed to tackle the virus.

They expressed their displeasure over the ill-treatment reportedly meted out to a suspected covid-19 patient in Enugu state, and asked the health ministry to henceforth ensure adequate care for those under quarantine.

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