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Adamawa Governor, Fintiri Signs Executive Order On Easing Lockdown

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has signed an Executive Order outlining the guidelines easing the Lockdown imposed on the State to contain the spread of Covid-19. The guidelines are to rigorously regulate movement as part of measures to contain the spread of the pandemic.

The Order backs the resumption of work by Civil Servants on grade level 12 and above, effective from Monday 4th May 2020, while those on grade levels 1-10 are to be divided into 2 groups, for the purpose of reporting to duty between the hours of 8:00am to 2:00 pm, on weekdays.

Officers on essential duty are however to carry on with their assigned responsibilities while maintaining safe distancing protocol and wearing of face mask at all times. Temperature checks and hand sanitizing protocols are to be strictly adhered to at all entry points and number of visitors, limited to only invited persons.

The Order also gives legal backing to the indefinite closure of Mubi Main and International Cattle Markets, and those of Chigari, Gurin, Wuro-Bokki in Fufore Local Government Area, Ganye Cattle Market as well as Konkol Cattle Market in Maiha Local Government Area.

Operation of recreational areas, facilities and event centres such as Clubs, Bars, Gardens, Beer Parlours are by this Order banned. likewise, Parties, Weddings, and Religious gatherings in Mosques, Churches, Halls and Buildings with whatever name called and open spaces are also banned. However, weddings and burials where necessary would not be attended by more than 15 people.

Tricycle operators are by this order only allowed to carry a maximum of 3 persons including the Rider, Taxis/Cars are to carry only 4 persons at a time including the driver, while Buses/SUVs are to reduce occupants at any time to 50% installed capacity.

All parks and Bus stops are to maintain environmental hygiene and provide temperature checks and hand sanitizing points, wearing of face masks is also compulsory.

Only vehicles conveying goods such as Agro-products, Petroleum products, Medical supplies, Relief and Construction materials as well as Courier and Security services would be allowed entry into the State provided they satisfy conditions put in place by the COVID-19 Containment Committee, but be reminded that the State government will enforce strictly the ban on interstate travels.

Schools across the State would remain closed until further notice, but are encourage to continue with e-learning and virtual teachings.

Persons with underlying medical challenges and low immunity are advised to remain at home. So also with persons above 65 years are also advised to stay at home.

The Governor reminded residents of the State that security agencies have been mandated to arrest and prosecute anyone found to be contravening the guidelines through the mobile courts, while curfew remains applicable in the State from 8:00pm till 6:00am until further notice.

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