Mass Eid prayers hold across Nigeria

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – Despite warnings against gathering of Muslims for the Eid al-Fitr prayer which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, scores of Muslims turn out to attend the Eid prayer in Nigeria.

Report suggests that about 25 states in the country defied the warning and went on to announce designated and approved grounds for the ceremonial prayer while encouraging strict compliance with coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures.

While giving updates on the coronavirus in Abuja on Friday, Boss Mustapha, head of the presidential task force on COVID-19, had advised that, ‘Gathering for Eid prayers at this time may affect the gains we have recorded in the containment of coronavirus pandemic.’

Already, Nigeria has recorded 7,526 confirmed virus cases with over 221 deaths, according to the data made available by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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