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Benue govt reopens religious centres

Benue State Government has relaxed some of the measures taken to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Consequently, Churches and Mosques which were closed have been reopened with effect from today to conduct staggered services, while social distancing must be observed.

Governor Samuel Ortom who briefed newsmen on the new measures said the churches and mosques should ensure that worshipers use hand sanitizers, face masks and wash their hands.

Governor Ortom said civil servants in the state on grade levels one to twelve are also to resume work on first June and must wear face masks and maintain social distancing as they work.

According to Governor Ortom, the restriction of movement in the state has been reviewed to start from 8 o’clock in the evening to 6 o’clock in the morning while the ban on inter state movement remains in force.

The Governor said that the markets would be partially opened to enable traders access their shops and assured that periodic fumigation would be carried on the markets to keep them clean.

On the resumption of schools, Mr. Ortom said the situation would be reviewed in two weeks time to determine whether schools would be reopened or not.

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