Adamawa gov’t bans large gatherings of more than 50 people
By Muhammad Babangida Muhammad
The Adamawa State Government has appealed for cooperation and support from the general public in the efforts to contain and reverse the spike in COVID-nineteen cases in recent weeks across Nigeria.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in a statement by his press Secretary Mr Humwashi Wonosikou expressed worry over the lack of compliance with COVID-nineteen restrictions stressed warns that Coronavirus Pandemic has emerged as a truly global health crisis.
The Governor express disappointment that preventive measures to reduce transmission of the virus which include advocacy of behaviours like wearing of face mask observing, social distancing, regular washing of hands, and restrictions on public gatherings have not been adhered to by the people, adding that the guidelines on Restriction of Movement and Matters Incidental Thereto issued in March, last year still in force, while advising members of the public to adhere to the provisions.
The statement pointed out that the order that social gatherings of more than fifty people at a time is also still in force.
It urged the general public to adhere strictly to the provisions of the guidelines such as compulsory use of face masks in any public gathering or public transport, Social distancing in any gathering and ensure regular washing of hands and use hand sanitizer.
The statement added that Hospitality businesses such as Clubs, Cinema halls, Event centres, Conferences and Congresses and other similar gatherings with population beyond one hundred at a time remain banned.
While clarifying that movement of people between ten o’clock at night and five o’clock in the morning is also not allowed.
The statement called on leaders at Worship centres to ensure use of face mask by all worshipers while ensuring social distancing.
Governor Fintiri explained that government action followed identification of a new variant of the COVID-nineteen virus and directives in line with safety measures by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-nineteen.
The statement warned that any Club, Event centre or business premises found contravening outlined regulations will be closed down while security agencies have been directed to ensure strict adherence to the various protocols imposed by Government.
The Governor pointed out that people should not wait, as happened earlier, for corona virus to again spiral out of control before taking preventive action.
He noted that the world is facing a surge in Coronavirus cases and hospital admissions, while calling on people to adhere to regulations so as to avoid stricter measures by government which looks increasingly likely.
The statement declared that Government will ensure that all health facilities are prepared and ready to handle any eventualities relating to coronavirus pandemic.