The Governor of Adamawa State, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has ordered reopening of all International cattle markets and places closed under the lockdown imposed in the State due to the spread of coronavirus.
The Governor said that places of worship will now be opened but only fifty people at a time will be allowed for congregational service and prayers.
In a press statement signed by the Governor’s Press Secretary Humwashi Wonosikou said that all the places of worships must provide hand sanitizers or washing hand basin and temperature testing apparatus at the entrances of the places of worship.
The statement read in parts:
“Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has eased the restriction on Worship places and social gatherings earlier imposed on the state following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Churches, Mosques and the international Cattle Markets under lockdown can now reopen, but must ensure social distancing with no more than 50 people at a time. Other measures include provision of hand sanitizers or washing of hands and temperature checks at the point of entry.
“Government now believes the contagion rate is low enough to justify a cautious easing of the restriction, but warned that citizens must work extra hard on personal hygiene and strict adherence to laid down guidelines.
“Governor Fintiri said the easing of the lockdown comes as the state discharge five (5) from its isolation center after testing negative of the virus.
“However, the 8pm to 6am curfew will remain in place until further notice”.