Gov Okowa Partially Relax Lockdown in Delta State

Governor okowa has partially relaxed lockdown and restrictions placed on the residents of the state in a bid to slow down the spread of Coronavirus. Speaking from his live broadcast in his address today, the governor announced a partial lifting of ban on movement from 6am to 7pm, from Thursday, April 30th.
Overnight curfew from 7pm to 6am is also still in place

Below are a few other highlights of the governor’s address.

*The public and private sector must make use of face masks and conform to social distancing rules

*Public and private schools are to remain closed until the 31st of May, where it would be subject to review.

*Conferences and gathering of people in open spaces (i.e. Crusade and conventions), for communal, recreational, and cultural reasons remain s banned until the 31st of may where it would also be subject to review

*Weddings and burials can take place, with a maximum of 50 persons, if a social distancing space of 6ft is maintained at all times by all attendees.

*Entertainment centers, bars and cinemas are to remain closed until further notice.

*Restaurants are to serve only take outs (no sitting down to eat).

*Hotels can operate but are limited to providing only room service.

*Hair dressing and barbing saloon workers must wear hand gloves and allow only a few customers at a time into their shops.

*The restriction of passengers on public transport is still in effect until further notice.
Tricycle operators are to carry only two passengers, mini buses are restricted to 5 passengers, while 14-18 seater buses should carry only 10 passengers to allow for adequate social distancing.

*State government will meet with religious leaders on Thursday to chart the way forward

*Partial lift of ban on movement within the state from 6am to 7pm from April 30, 2020.

*Conferences, sporting activities, and other gatherings remained banned until review on May 31, 2020.

*Burials and weddings can hold with a maximum of 50 persons in attendance.

*Schoola remain closed until review on May 31, 2020.

*Entertainment centers remain closed till further notice.

* Restaurants can reopen on the basis of serving takeaway meals.

*Hotels can also reopen but meals must be served in rooms, while clubs and other entertainment services should remain closed.

*Transportation services can resume under the following passenger load guidelines: 2 passengers at the back for tricycles (keke), one passenger in front and two at the back for taxis, and a maximum of two passengers per seat for buses.

*Airports remain closed

*Crusades and religious conventions remain banned till further notice.

*Civil Servants from Level 12 and above to resume work from April 30,2020. Junior workers on essential duties are also to resume. However workers with known health issues can work from home.

*Appropriate social distancing and other health measures must be adopted at all places of work.

*From April 30, 2020, use of facemasks is compulsory in public places.

*Interstate lockdown remains in place for the next two weeks.

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