Abia Gov’t Issue Fresh COVID-19 Guidelines, Ban Social Gathering In The State


Abia State government under the leadership of Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has released new COVID-19 guidelines in the state to curtail the widespread of the novel virus.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Monday, December 21 by the Secretary to Abia State Government, Barr Chris Ezem, residents of the state have been ordered to wear a face mask everywhere they go.

Bibian Anekwe News understands that the order is coming following the uprise in new cases of COVID-19 in the country. The government also had launched an operation ‘confirm your COVID status in the state.’

Ezem urged all residents of the state to visit molecular laboratories in Aba and Amachara for COVID test ion order to ascertain their COVID status. Again the government ban all public gathering in the state till further notice.

The statement reads: “All public offices and institutions including Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Banks, school, hospitals etc are directed to deny access to persons seeking any form of assistance in their offices/institution without face masks and such visitors/clients must be made to comply 100% to all COVID-19 protocols.

“Eateries and hospitality centres in the State are to operate on takeaway bases, henceforth while full compliance to covid-19 protocols must be duly observed.

“Religious worships, Market and transport activities must be carried out henceforth as specified by the State Government and under strict compliance to all Covid-19 protocols.

“The State and Local Government Enforcement Teams, Homeland security as well as law enforcement agencies are directed to be at their best enforcing compliance to all the covid-19 protocols in order to maintain a flat curve to the deadly pandemic in the State.”

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday evening, 21st December 2020, confirmed 356 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.

The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.



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