COVID-19: Gov Ikpeazu Bans All Gathering In Abia State


According to a stakeholders meeting held in Umuahia, Mr Chris Ezem, Chairman of Abia COVID-19 Inter-ministerial Committee made this known to the press.

He said, the ban was necessitated by the need to tackle the disease as the second wave of COVID-19 takes its toll on Nigeria.

He added, “all schools, churches, business centres, markets and eateries are expected to boldly have an inscription at the entrance of their venues with the title, “NO FACEMASKS, NO ENTRY”.

“All transport regulations remain as provided earlier, as tricycle known as ‘keke’ must not carry more than two persons, while mini buses will take only four passengers and buses will carry nine.

“The hospitality industry must run takeaway food operations and ‘No Facemask, No Entry” policy while all defaulters will pay a fine of N100,000 before it will be reopened.

“The attendance at weddings or burials must not exceed 50 persons, while traditional rulers of all communities and with local government chairmen are to set up taskforce to monitor them.”

He said that the government had set up mobile courts for the trial of defaulters of “No Facemask, No Entry” policy, adding that any defaulter would pay a fine of 5,000.

Ezem appealed to philanthropists to support the government in the fight against COVID-19 with donations of facemasks, and other needed items for pupils and students in the state.

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