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Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Engr. Dave Nweze Umahi, after a few weeks of a total ban on the religious gathering in the state, has lifted the said ban.

It was contained in a press statement signed by Uchenna Orji, the state commissioner for information; he stated that the governor’s decision was based on a passionate appeal made by the Christian Association of Nigeria Leader, Ebonyi state chapter and other religious bodies in the state.

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He further stated, that the reopening of the worship places will be under strict observance of COVID-19 policy and State Laws, and having prayerfully reviewed the request. In consultation with state Governor, he hereby directs that all religious places to be open for the worship once a week effective from 15th May 2020.

He warned that all church service should observe their worship only on Sunday between the hours of 9 am to 11 am. Muslims and other religious faithful that worship on Friday and Saturday should observe their worship between 9 am to 11 am on the respective days.

He, however, noted that no religious worship centers should permit more than 500 worshipers and should make sure a minimum of 2 meters social distancing from each other.

Governor Umahi further stated that the COVID-19 policies be observed strictly at the worship centres. Wearing of face mask, and regularly washing of hands and use of hand sanitizers.

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