JUST IN: President Buhari signs new COVID-19 regulations – Details

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The Nigeria Leader, President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the new COVID-19 Disease Health Protection 2021.

The new rules and regulations make the use of face masks compulsory especially in public places, as Nigeria battles with the second wave of Coronavirus.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha confirmed this, while addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.

Boss Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Federal Government, confirmed President Buhari signed the document on Tuesday.

According to Boss Mustapha, the President signed the document in the exercise of the powers conferred by Section 4 of the Quarantine Act, Cap. Q2 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2010.

Part 2 of the regulation stipulates that no one will be allowed within the premises of a mall, market, supermarket, leisure parks, shop, restaurants, gardens, recreation centers, fitness center, hotels, event centers, motor parks, etc “except he is wearing a face mask that covers the nose and mouth, he washes his hands or cleaned the hands using hand sanitizer approved by NAFDAC and his body temperature has been checked.

Anyone whose body temperature is above 38 degrees Celsius will be denied entry and advised to seek immediate medical attention.

Part 1 deals with restrictions on gatherings. It stipulates that at all gatherings, a two-meter physical distance shall be maintained at all times between persons.

It added, “No gathering of more than 50 persons shall be held in an enclosed space, except for religious purposes, in which case the gathering shall not exceed 50 percent capacity of the space.”

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