Borno State High-powered Committee on the prevention and mitigation of Covid-19 has rescinded its earlier decision and has now allowed Muslim faithful to observe Eid el fitr prayers across the state.
This was the outcome of the consultative meeting between the committee and Council of Ulamas held today in Maiduguri.
In a statement by Secretary of the committee and Commissioner of Health, Dr Salihu Kwayabura said the prayers would be observed at designated Eid grounds between the hours of eight and ten in the morning of sallah day.
The statement adds that use of face masks and social distancing will be strictly observed as the committee has made available hand sanitizers at strategic points for use by the public.
It further advises that all persons above the age of sixty years, those with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, asthma or chronic respiratory diseases to refrain from attending the Eid prayers.
Dr Kwayabura urged the public to take the decisions taken in good faith.