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Second Wave: Travels, School Reopening Caused COVID-19 Surge – PTF
Education, Health

Second Wave: Travels, School Reopening Caused COVID-19 Surge – PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID - 19 has said travels, reopening of schools , businesses and religious centres contributed to the rise in coronavirus cases in Nigeria . Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation , Boss Mustapha , made this known on Monday during a media briefing in Abuja . He said, “ It is however very instructive to stress that factors that have contributed to rise in numbers from late November 2020 included increased local and international travels, business and religious activities , reopening of schools without strict compliance with COIVID -19 safety measures . “ The full import of the fore- going is to press further on the need for us all to elevate the level of our vigilance and compliance with the recommended non -pharma...
Governor Umahi Lifts Ban On Religious Gatherings In Ebonyi State
Politics

Governor Umahi Lifts Ban On Religious Gatherings In Ebonyi State

Governor David Umahi on Friday lifted the ban on religious gathering in Ebonyi State. He said religious centres can now conduct services once a week but must observe the prevention protocol against COVID-19. The state’s Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji, announced the governor’s decision in a statement on Friday. Mr Umahi had declared the ban last month to check the spread of the novel coronavirus in the state. Despite the ban and other measures including the closure of the state boundaries, Ebonyi still recorded nine cases of the virus. The lifting of the ban followed weeks of pressure by some Christians in the state who questioned why churches were closed while markets remained opened. The statement said the waiver was in response to the ...
Lagos To Fine Event Centres Whose Guests Block Roads
News

Lagos To Fine Event Centres Whose Guests Block Roads

The Lagos State Government on Sunday cautioned operators of event centres, property owners, religious centres and other places of attraction to desist from compounding traffic gridlock on roads around their locations. The Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, read the riot act to owners of event centres and places of attraction to desist from activities that could obstruct the free flow of traffic. The commissioner specifically cited the Lekki-Expressway where several man-hours were lost on Saturday due to traffic gridlock and apologised to residents for the road blockage occasioned by activities of the event centres. ‘’Henceforth, any social event where the number of expected visitors exceeds 50, organizers of such event must notify the General Manager of LAS...