COVID-19: Plateau state governor refuses to impose another lock down

Despite the spike in the cases of COVID-19 across the country, Plateau state has opened up on imposing another restriction of movement.

Governor Simon Lalong revealed that the state government has no plans to lock down the state s

According to Lalong, all cultural festivals scheduled to take place during the festive season have been banned.

The governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong has said there are no plans to lock down the state in response to the second wave of COVID-19, unlike his Kwara counterpart.

In a report by The Punch, Lalong on Wednesday, December 23, disclosed this during a meeting he had with relevant stakeholders in Jos to discuss how best to address the situation.
It was also gathered that the state government also took the decision to ban all cultural festivals and close recreational centres in the state during this festive season.

The governor stressed that the mandated use of face masks in all public places while social distancing, hand washing, and other protocols are to be obeyed.
A statement by Macham Makut, the director of press and public affairs, explained that the meeting was convened by the governor to draw the attention of stakeholders to the second wave of the pandemic during the yuletide season.

Makut added that Lalong ordered that strong measures must be taken to ensure that people are sensitised to observe all the COVID-19 protocols in order to curb the spread of the disease.
Meanwhile, reported that the Kwara state government has imposed another lockdown in the state in its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 among the people as the second wave of the virus beckons.
The restriction would start from 12 midnight and end by 4 am every day with effect from Thursday, December 24.

The lockdown was contained in the new guidelines on COVID-19 issued on Wednesday, December 23, by the State Technical Committee on COVID-19.

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