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Coronavirus: Plateau State restrict marriages, burials to only family members

The Plateau State Government has limited marriage ceremonies in the State to not more than 50 persons in view of the Coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the world.

This directive was handed down on Friday in Jos, during a media briefing by the Secretary to the State Government of the State, SSG Professor Danladi Atu.

The SSG said the directive is imperative if the State will make any gain in containing the scourge, adding that anniversaries and cultural festivals are also suspended, while public, private and tertiary institutions in the State will be closed with immediate effect. Churches and mosques are also to reduce congregation with a spacing of two meters intervals and to provide running water, soap and sanitizers at their entrances.

Motor parks, hotels, markets and super markets are not left out as they are to maintain two meters spacing and provide running water, soap and sanitizers at their entrances. All crowded social gatherings are to be avoided, while face mask usage is encouraged, while all taxi, buses and tricycles, must have hand sanitizers.

The government appealed to citizens to adhere strictly to instructions provided by government if the spread of the virus must be contained.

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