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COVID-19: 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 stakeholders meeting which held at the Government House, on Thursday.

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 6pm.

The Commissioner further disclosed that the state is in receipt of 30 trucks of palliatives given by the Federal Government, aimed at cushioning effects of restrictions put in place to contain the virus.

Places of worships, including Mosques and Churches will remain open but 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.

Speaking also, State Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, however cautioned residents on the need to observe necessary protocols established in order to curb further spread of the pandemic.

He emphasized that the security agents are on hand to deal with violators of government proclamations still in force.

Meanwhile, residents are encouraged to maintain social distancing, wash their hands and use face masks while the go about their business.

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