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COVID-19: Plateau relaxes total lockdown

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos

The total lockdown in Plateau State in the fight against COVID-19 has been relaxed, from midnight of every Thursday till Sunday midnight when it will resume.

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State made this known on today in a statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Machan, and issued to Conscience Triumph in Jos.

He said, “This pattern will apply until further review, while the inter-local government movement is restricted, except for people on essential services, and all borders into the state shall remain closed except for essential services that have been exempted.”

The governor stressed that, “The curfew announced by the federal government, from 8pm to 6am, will be in force during the period when the total lockdown is relaxed, while the mandatory use of face-masks in public places shall be observed and enforced.”

It also stated that “The requirements for use of sanitizers, hand washing, sanitation and hygiene shall continue to apply, while places of worship must adhere strictly to the gathering of not more than 50 persons, while observing laid-down regulations for sanitation and social distancing.

“All other directives regarding closure of social joints ban on festivals and anniversaries, street hawking and transport regulations remain in force,” it added.

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