Rivers, Bayelsa, Abia, Ebonyi, Kogi, A’Ibom relax lockdown

States, such as Imo, Ebonyi, Bayelsa and Abia, which earlier imposed restrictions, has relaxed them Thursday.

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma said residents were free to shop today, Friday, for Easter.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, said in a statement that food markets and food vending supermarkets would be allowed to open from 6 am to 6pm today to resume,Saturday, April 11, 2020.

Ebonyi State government also granted a partial restoration of religious activities in the state.

The government relaxed the ban on burials by giving those in the state between April 9th and 20th to bury their dead loved ones.

Ebonyi state Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji, said worshippers are expected to attend their normal service only on Sunday for Christians and Friday for Muslims with effect from April 12, 2020.

Every worshipper must wear a face mask, including handkerchief or head tie. The service Centre must be provided with hand sanitisers and running water for washing of hands. There shall be no religious gatherings other than on Sundays, Orji added.

Similarly, Abia State government announced a two-day intra-state movement.

Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chris Ezem, said residents were free to move about on Good Friday and Easter Sunday to enable them to shop and perform other religious activities in commemoration to Easter.

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