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Again, FG shuts night clubs, others to curb COVID-19 spread

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The Federal Government, yesterday announce that it has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew as part of efforts to curtail further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed, disclosed this at a press briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Mohammed said the curfew would take effect from midnight on Monday, May 10.

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He also said with effect from Tuesday, night clubs, gyms, and others would remain closed till further notice.

He said gatherings of religious groups and weddings among others have been reduced to 50 percent attendance, while official engagements, meetings, and conferences should continue to hold virtually.

Meantime, the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church International, also known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, Sunday, warned his church members not to take COVID-19 vaccination.

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The cleric gave the warning during the 40th-anniversary thanksgiving service of the church in the Ota Cathedral in Ogun State.

While urging the FG to “come to me to find out how to deal with COVID-19 at no cost,” he said, before warning his members not to take the “deadly thing”, the 66 year-old Bishop warned his worshippers not to take the vaccine.

“Let me warn you against this deadly thing circulated around the country because it has not been duly tested. An elder of this church, who works with the World Health Organisation, confirmed this, thanking me for always speaking the truth about the authenticity of the COVID-19 vaccine,” he said.

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The cleric added that vaccinators went to churches to get people vaccinated, a gesture he described as an “insult”.

“What an insult! What an assault! Nobody has the right to enforce vaccination on you, and anybody cannot terminate your employment because you refuse to take the vaccine, my God will show up (for you).

He however recommended use of anointing oil to ‘cure’ the dreaded virus.

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