The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has lifted the ban on worship centres, event centres and cinemas, as the state begins to lift lockdown measures.
The Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji, revealed this in a statement on Sunday, September 20. According to the statement, the Governor revealed that he was exercising the powers conferred on him by the Ebonyi State COVID-19 and other Dangerous Infectious Diseases and Related Matters Law 005 of 2020.
He added, “The lifting of the ban is in the exercise of the powers conferred on the governor by provisions of Ebonyi State Coronavirus and other Dangerous Infectious Diseases and Related Matters Law 005 of 2020 and other relevant Laws. In this regard, therefore, the Governor has directed that all restrictions in respect of movement order on public burials/ wake keeps, weddings, conferences, meetings, festivals, religious services/ gatherings, etc are hereby lifted.”
According to the statement, the restrictions placed on public places such as event centres, bars, places of worship, educational institutions, public parks, night clubs, cinemas, viewing centres and other such public places were lifted.
It added further, “That all restrictions on the conduct of business and commercial activities are hereby rescinded.”