Wednesday, 25 March 2020

We haven't placed any ban on social gathering Akwa Ibom State govt insist



Ukorebi Esien | 25 March 2020 



Uyo:  According to a press statement signed by the Honorable commissioner for Information, Akwa Ibom State, Mr.
Charles Udoh KSJ, the government of Akwa Ibom State have debunked romours that it placed a ban on social gathering in the state. 


The statement however, was explicit that any gathering of more than 10 persons must be in compliance with preventive measures prescribed for such gatherings which must include provision of hand washing facilities with soap and running water as well as hand sanitizers at the entrance, and ensuring at least 6 feet space between people, etc. 

The statement added that any gathering where these guidelines are not adhered to will necessitate an immediate shutdown of such facilities or gathering by government. Adding that the state Government will continue to monitor the situation relating to the COVID-19 and provide periodic updates.

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The statement reads in full: 

GOVERNMENT OF AKWA IBOM STATE

PRESS RELEASE

NO BAN ON SOCIAL GATHERINGS 

Further to the update on COVID-19 provided by the Akwa Ibom State Government, the public is enjoined to note that the Akwa Ibom State Government has NOT placed a ban on social gatherings including churches, marriage/funeral ceremonies and other celebrations. 

However, a task force has been mandated to monitor any gathering of more than 10 persons to ensure compliance with preventive measures prescribed for such gatherings which must include provision of hand washing facilities with soap and running water as well as hand sanitizers at the entrance, and ensuring at least 6 feet space between people

Infra-red thermometer (Temperature readers), must also be used at entrances and any person with high temperature;  38 degrees celsius and above,  must be reported immediately to the state COVID-19 emergency center. The numbers to call are: 0818-941-1111, 0904-557-5515, 0703-521-1919. 

It is important to continue to observe SOCIAL DISTANCING, avoid shaking hands, and embracing, and keep at least six feet distance from anyone who is sneezing or coughing. 

Non-compliance to these measures will necessitate an immediate shutdown of such facilities or gathering by government.

The Akwa Ibom state Government will continue to monitor the situation relating to the COVID-19 and provide periodic updates.

We continue to call on all citizens and residents to remain calm and vigilant.

Signed:
Charles Udoh KSJ
Hon. Commissioner
Ministry of Information

March 25, 2020

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