The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has announced the lifted lockdown imposed in the state to control the spread of the deadly virus ‘Coronavirus’ that has ravaged the entire world. But the curfew imposed by the Federal Government from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. would persist.
The government said, The lockdown to be observed from Monday to Wednesday after consultations with stakeholders.
Governor Simon Lalong at a news conference at the Government House, Jos, said the measure was part of efforts to restore economic activities.
Long said findings showed that attention was diverted to combating COVID-19 pandemic to the detriment of other diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, which he said, had led to many fatalities.
He said defaulters would be penalized and prosecuted by the mobile courts established for defaulters of COVID-19 if they failed to wear a face mask.
”Churches and Mosques with large spaces shall be allowed to accommodate more than 50 worshippers under strict observance of the use of face masks, social distancing, hand washing, use of infrared thermometers and use of sanitizers,” he said.
Although Lalong said, large scale gatherings, cultural festivals, and anniversaries remain banned, adding that commercial motorcycles were also banned except dispatch riders and other essential service operators.