Benue churches, mosques to resume regular worship
The governor of Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom has relaxed the COVID-19 lockdown and proceeded to open churches and mosques in the state.
This is to take effect from the 3rd of June, 2020. However, worship is not to return to its normal mode yet as the sessions have been changed and preventive measures put in place.
The Benue governor has stated that in place of the normal two sessions that a church or mosque probably held prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, they would now hold four or more sessions in order to ensure that physical distancing is observed.
This is to ensure that the people do not overcrowd the place of worship at the same time in a bid to be part of the first or second session.
The Benue governor also urged churches and mosques to provide water, soap, and hand sanitizers for worshippers. Nose masks should also must be worn by the worshippers.
Similarly, the governor has ordered that civil servants from level 1-12 resume work on the 8th of June, 2020. They are also advised to put on their face mask as they also observe physical distancing.
Based on orders by the governor, markets are to also open inasmuch as they observe the preventive measures.
Gatherings of over 30 persons are prohibited and interstate travelling remains banned. The curfew now lasts from 10p.m. to 4a.m.
Schools however, remain locked till further notice.
The governor thanks the citizens for their unending support and cooperation towards fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
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