Niger govt lifts suspension on Juma’at prayer amid rising coronavirus cases

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Niger State Government has lifted the suspension of congregational Friday Prayer (Juma’at) for Friday (today) amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Secretary to the State Government and Chairman of the Task Force on COVID-19, Ahmed Matane, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

He said the Juma’at Prayer is expected to hold between 11a.m. and 3p.m. under strict observance of all the precautionary measures.

He urged Muslim faithful to adhere to using hand sanitisers, face masks, hand washing facilities with soap and water, maintaining social distancing and avoiding contact base greetings before, during and after prayer session.

Matane explained that the sermon and prayers would be conducted within 30 minutes.

“Muslims are advised to adhere strictly to the precautionary measures taken by government on the containment of Coronavirus pandemic in the state.

“The lockdown, however, continues immediately after the Juma’at Prayers,” he said.