The Adamawa State Government has lifted the ban placed on religious congregations across the state with immediate effect to allow religious bodies have their normal worship and services.
Press secretary to Governor Umaru Fintiri, Humwashi Wonosikou, made this known in a statement to journalists today Thursday 14th May, 2020.
The statement which was signed by Wonosikou however, urged all religious leaders to put in place preventive and precautionary measures in their various worship centres in order to contain the outbreak and spread of Coronavirus in the state.
He said, “Governor Umaru Fintiri has eased the restriction on worship places and social gatherings earlier imposed on the state following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Churches, Mosques and the international cattle markets under lockdown can now reopen but must ensure social distancing with not more than 50 people at a time. Other measures include provision of hand sanitizers or washing of hands and temperature checks at the point of entry.”
He also noted that “government believes the contagion rate is low enough to justify a cautious easing of the restriction” but warned that citizens must work extra hard on personal hygiene and strict adherence to laid down guidelines.
“Meanwhile, the 8:00 pm to 6:00 am curfew will remain in place until further notice”, he said.