In order to curb the continuous spread of the second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri on Tuesday banned all social gatherings in the State indefinitely.
Governor Fintiri who gave this directive in a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou in Yola warned that COVID-19 was real and is a global health crisis.
According to the statement, he said,” I am highly disappointed over the lack of strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols and measures to reduce transmission of the virus.
“The measures, include advocacy of behaviours like wearing of face masks, social distancing, washing of hands, and restrictions on public gatherings.
“Therefore, I am reminding the people of the state that the guidelines on the restriction of movement issued in March 2020, is still in force. All social gatherings of more than 50 people at this time is also still in force.”
He added that hospitality businesses such as clubs, cinema halls, event centers, conferences and congresses, and other similar gatherings with a population beyond 100 remained banned.
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He further stated that movement between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. is also not allowed across the State. He, therefore, advised the leadership of worship centers to ensure strict observance of all COVID-19 protocols.
“Any club, event center, or business premises found contravening this directive will be shut downtown with immediate effect.
“Security agencies are hereby directed to ensure strict adherence to these protocols and any other protocol imposed by the Federal Government,” he stated.