Nigeria eases restrictions on places of worship despite rising Covid-19 infections
01 June 2020 - 22:13 Agency Staff

Abuja — Nigeria's government on Monday said it was easing restrictions on places of worship as it cautiously rolled back more measures aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus.

However, the authorities warned the country has “not reached the peak” of infections after recording 10,162 confirmed cases and 287 deaths from the virus.

The head of the national task force on the crisis said guidelines would be issued for how religious services could be relaunched.

The task force also said it was lifting a total lockdown on northern Nigeria's economic hub, Kano, where authorities had reported a spike in deaths...