Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State, north-central Nigeria has said that
the “lockdown earlier imposed in the State from Sundays to Wednesdays is hereby lifted until further notice”. He, however, reiterated that “the curfew imposed by the Federal Government from 10pm – 6am will continue to be observed until further directives are issued”.
The governor disclosed this in a press briefing on Thursday.
He maintained that there shall be no entry whatsoever, into public offices without wearing facemasks warning that violators of the order will be arrested and taken before the mobile courts.
“Churches and mosques with large spaces shall be allowed to accommodate more than 50 worshippers under strict observance of the use of facemasks, social distancing, hand washing, use of infrared thermometers and use of sanitizers.
He, however, gave an exception to inter-state movements and that government officials would remain on ground to ensure strict compliance.
“While the lockdown is relaxed within the State, inter-state borders shall remain closed with greater enforcement.
“In order to ensure effective and sustainable implementation of the decisions above, a Monitoring Committee consisting of Government officials and leadership of critical stakeholders will be constituted to ensure that there is compliance to the guidelines”, he stated.