In a bid to curb the entry and spread of coronavirus into the state, the Akwa Ibom government has barred all public gatherings, in form of funerals, weddings, and any other from of ceremony.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the state governor, Emmanuel Udom on March 30.
The new regulation which is bound to last till April 30 will also see a ban on entry and exit into Akwa Ibom.
The statement reads “All public parks, shops, eateries, clubs, restaurants, markets and offices within the State shall remain closed except for the sale of foodstuffs, drugs and other essential commodities.
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“All public burials, public weddings, and other forms of public gatherings are for the time being hereby prohibited.
“All places of religious worship, churches, and mosques shall strictly observe the social distancing prescription of a minimum of one metre spacing and not more than twenty persons per gathering. In addition, hand washing facility with running water, soap and sanitiser shall be made available.
“Any person who knows or has reason to believe that he has symptoms of, or is suffering from the Coronavirus disease shall submit himself for quarantine and treatment” or be forced to do so by security and medical personnel.
“The enforcement of this Regulations will be strictly carried out by the special enforcement team, headed by the State Commissioner of Police, comprising all the service commanders and relevant government officials.”
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