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Akwa Ibom lifts ban on weddings, burials

ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI

The story change it out look as Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel, who announced the lifting of the ban on Thursday ban on marriage and burial occasion.

While all protocol must be adhere to or else upheld by the court of law.
If you are doing funeral in an open space like a field in a primary school you must not have more than 50 people. We are not forcing you to do the burial, but if you must do it, you must do it within our guidelines. Not more than 50 people and you must adhere to all our guidelines which was drafted by the Christian Association of Nigeria,” Mr Emmanuel said during a live radio and television interview in Uyo.

“They (people attending the burial) must all wear facemask, have hand sanitisers, (and adhere to) everything that has been outlined by CAN.

“If you are doing the burial inside the church, people inside should not be more than 30,” Mr Emmanuel said. While the condition is application to wedding ceremony.

Please we don’t want anybody to expose himself or his own family. If you must go out, wear a facemask. If you don’t feel like wearing mask, please stay at home. A lot of people are asymptomatic to this and they keep infecting other people without knowing. And we don’t want this to continue,”

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