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Benue Reviews COVID-19 Measures, Lifts Ban on Religious Gatherings

The Benue State Executive Council today met with the State Action Committee on COVID-19 at Benue Peoples House, Makurdi and reviewed measures on covid-19.
Governor Samuel Ortom who briefed journalists after the meeting said the state would relax the partial lock down imposed on the people while it continues to abide by the bio-security measures put in place by World Health Organization.

Consequently, the Governor announced that; Workers on grade levels 1 to 12 who were asked to stay at home are to resume work on June 1, 2020. The workers are advised to always wear face masks and maintain social distancing as they go to work.

Governor Ortom said churches and Mosques with effect from today Thursday, May 21, 2020, are to hold staggered worship sessions. This implies that a Church or Mosque which before now held two worship sessions should henceforth conduct four sessions in a day. 
According to the Governor, street trading is encouraged but strictly obeying social distancing protocol on COVID-19. Markets will be partially opened to enable traders access their shops.
He, however, said Government would ensure that fumigation of markets will be carried out periodically. 
The Governor said inter-state movement remains prohibited, except those on essential services.
The prevailing curfew in the State has been reviewed to now last between the hours of 8pm to 6am daily, until further notice.
Governor Ortom encouraged Benue people to intensify their farming activities.
On the issue of school resumption, the Governor said it would be reviewed in the next 14 day.

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