COVID-19: Adamawa Bans Social Gatherings of More than 50 Persons

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An Adamawa State Government has banned all social gatherings exceeding 50 people in the state, until further notice.

This is coming on the heels of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the violation of protocols for containing the spread of the virus,

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri gave the directive in a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, on Tuesday in Yola.

Fintiri warned that COVID-19 is real and is a global health crisis.

The governor stressed that he is disappointed over the lack of adherence to the COVID-19 protocols and other measures to reduce the transmission of the virus, such as wearing of face masks, social distancing, washing of hands, and restrictions on public gatherings.

Fintiri therefore is, reminding, the people of the state that the guidelines on the restriction of movement, issued in March, 2020, are still in force.

He said that hospitality businesses such as clubs, cinema, event centres, conferences, congresses, and other similar gatherings, with a population of beyond 100, remains banned.

According to the governor, movement between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. is also not allowed across the state.

He advised the leadership of worship centres to ensure strict observance of all the COVID-19 protocols.

He warns that any club, event center, or business premises found contravening the directive will be shut with immediate effect.

Security agencies have been directed to ensure strict compliance with the protocols and any other protocol imposed by the Federal Government.

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