Ebonyi govt bans burial, wedding ceremonies, night clubs, others


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Executive Governor of Ebonyi state, Dr. Dave Umahi

By Peter Okutu

Abakaliki—As part of measures to prevent   the spread of coronavirus pandemic, otherwise known as COVID-19, Ebonyi State government, yesterday, banned burial and wedding ceremonies, nite clubs as well as other events that will attract the gathering of persons in the state.

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, who announced this while addressing a town hall meeting on COVID-19 at the Akanu Ibiam International conference centre, Abakaliki, yesterday, disclosed that the ban which took effect from March 22nd of this month, was for a period of one month.

The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, said the Town Hall meeting, which was attended by traditional rulers, chairmen of councils, coordinators of development centres, Town Union Executives, Leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria, health workers and other relevant stakeholders, was part of measures to prevent the spread of the…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper