Okowa bans burials, social gatherings, clubs, crusades, conferences, others


Okowa, Federalism
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa making a State broadcast on Delta’s preparations against the COVID-19 pandemic

…workers from level 1-12 to stay at home from March 26
…urge Deltans not to panic
…to meet with religious leaders on worship

By Festus Ahon

GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday banned burials, all social gatherings of more than 20 persons, crusades and ordered the closure of night clubs/lounges and cinemas with immediate effect.

He also directed that workers on grade levels 1 -12 (except those on essential duties (Health Staff, Fire Services, Water Corporation/agencies) should stay at home effective 26th March 2020.

Okowa who addressed the State for the second time in less than one week, also directed that biometric operations at all levels of Government should be suspended till further notice.

He said: “Malls, supermarkets, restaurants, banks, hotels and bars must, in addition to providing Sanitizers at various entry points, ensure social distancing by allowing only a…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper