Benue State News: Governor Samuel Ortom Eases Lock down in the State.

  
Lockdown in Benue State eased by the state Government.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State

Benue State News: Lock down has been eased, normal activities to resume and school reopens in the next 14 days.


The Governor of Benue State alongside other State Executive Council members on May 21st converged with the State Action Committee for COVID-19 at Benue Peoples House markudi to look into and adopt certain resolutions that Governor Samuel Ortom presented to the media.

There it was discussed and finally resolved that, the ongoing lockdown in the state has been eased for religious activities, trading, and for the working class citizens.

Ortom further said that schools' resumption date will be reviewed within fouteen days. This implies that schools will likely resume within the fourteen days, as other activities within the state are to take off immediately as from today, Thursday 21 May, 2020.

Some of the criteria necessary for the ease of The Lockdown to be operational are as follows


1. As of today, Thursday, May 21, 2020, churches and mosques are to hold staggered services. This means that a church or mosque that previously held two services should now hold four sessions in one day.

2. Grade 1 to 12 workers who were asked to stay at home can resume work on June 1, 2020. Employees are advised to always wear face masks at work and to maintain social distancing.

3. Street trading is encouraged, but the protocol for social distancing from COVID-19 is to be strictly observed. Markets are partially opened so that traders can access their shops.

4. Interstate travels are still prohibited, except for those on provide essential services.

5. The markets are to be fumigated regularly.

6. The curfew prevailing in the state has been reviewed for a daily period from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

7. The question of resumption of schools shall be examined within the next 14 days.

8. Benue people are encouraged to step up their agricultural activities.

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