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Benue Churches, Mosques Reopen



The ban on Churches and Mosques in Benue State has been lifted by the State Governor, Samuel Ortom.

Ortom also directed all civil servants in the state to resume work from Monday, June 8, 2020.

The governor who announced this on Wednesday also gave a review of the COVID-19 measures in line with the directive of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

He said, “Each worship session must not last more than one hour.

“Churches and Mosques should endeavour to provide water, soap, and alcohol-based hand sanitizers for worshippers, and should insist on wearing of face masks.

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“Workers are advised to always wear face masks and maintain physical distancing as they go to work.

“Public gatherings are permitted with a maximum of 30 persons who must comply with the protocol of COVID-19.

“Inter-state movement remains banned, except those on essential services, adding, “schools are to remain closed till further notice.

“The prevailing curfew in the State has been reviewed to now last between the hours of 10 pm to 4 am daily, until further notice,” Ortom said.

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