The Enugu State Government, on Tuesday, banned all forms of social and political gatherings. This comes as the threat of coronavirus continues to worsen globally.
NAIJABASIN reports that the limitation was declared by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi during a state-wide newscast at the Enugu Government House.
He correspondingly stated that civil servants and public attendants would henceforth work from home.
Ugwuanyi said with urgent effect, all scholarly institutions in the State stand closed, adding that “public officers/civil servants to work from home till further notice except health workers, forest guards, neighbourhood watch personnel, water corporation staff, waste management operatives, the staff of Enugu State Emergency Management Agency, Firefighters and all those involved in essential services.”
He said in addition to the above measures, there would now be the suspension of marriage and burial ceremonies, masquerade festivals, drinking bars, night clubs and all group sporting and recreational activities.
He further directed that “all public transport workers in the state are to keep the following rules on passenger transport:
“Keke- not more than two customers, commuter buses- not more than two travellers per seat, city cab- not more than 3 customers.
“All public places to observe a high level of hygiene by use of sanitizers and frequent hand washing as earlier advised by the Enugu State Ministry of Health.
“The law enforcement agencies in the State have been charged with enforcing strict compliance with the above-stated measures.”
Governor Ugwuanyi advised residents of the State to make provisions for basic needs as they await further advice.