COVID19: Nasarawa Lifts Ban On Markets, Commercial Motorcycles

…Curfew now from 10pm to 6am

Having met to review measures put in place to contain and control further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nasarawa State Government has lifted the ban ordering the closure of markets, as well as activities of commercial motorcycles.

This was disclosed shortly after an expanded state security council meeting which held at the Government House, Lafia on Thursday (June 4, 2020).

Addressing journalists on the resolutions arrived at during the meeting, State Commissioner for Health, Pharmacist Ahmed Baba Yahaya  said having critically reviewed the situation, government has decided to relax some of the restrictions earlier placed.

Pharmacist Yahaya stated that the State Government has adopted all the recent proclamations made by the Federal Government, particularly the review of the curfew from 10pm to 6am.

The Commissioner further disclosed that the State has received 30 truckloads of palliatives given by the Federal Government, aimed at cushioning effects of restrictions put in place to contain the virus.

The council also decided that the relaxation of the ban on places of worship including churches and mosques will continue.

He however stressed that worshipers must observe laid down regulations aimed at curbing further spread of the pandemic.

With this proclamation, markets are expected to open, with the resumption of activities by commercial motorcyclists with the Local Government authorities mandated to ensure compliance in the markets within their jurisdiction.

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