President Buhari signs Executive Order making mask wearing compulsory in Nigeria

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President Muhammadu Buhari signs Executive Order making Wearing of Face Mask anywhere in Nigeria Compulsory

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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI SIGNS CORONAVIRUS DISEASE(COVID-19) HEALTH PROTECTION REGULATIONS 2021

SIGNED ON 26TH JANUARY, 2021

SEE CONTENTS BELOW:
CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) HEALTH PROTECTION REGULATIONS 2021
In the exercise of the powers conferred upon me by Section 4 of the Quarantine Act, Cap. Q2 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2010 and all other powers enabling me in that behalf; and in consideration of the urgent need to protect the health and wellbeing of Nigerians in the face of the widespread and rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, I, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, hereby make the following Regulations –

PART 1
Restrictions on Gatherings

  1. At all gatherings, a physical distance of at least two metres shall be maintained at all times between persons.
  2. Notwithstanding the provision of Regulation 1, no gathering of more than 50 persons shall hold in an enclosed space, except for religious purposes, in which case the gathering shall not exceed 50% capacity of the space.
  3. All persons in public gatherings, whether in enclosed or open spaces, shall adhere to the provisions of Part 2 of these Regulations.
  4. The provisions of these Regulations may be varied by Guidelines and Protocols as may be issued, from time to time, by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 on the recommendation of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

PART 2
Operations of Public Places
Markets (including open markets), Malls, Supermarkets, Shops, Restaurants, Hotels, Event Centres, Gardens, Leisure Parks, Recreation Centres, Motor Parks, Fitness Centres, etc.

  1. No

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