According to report reaching oyogist.com, The Plateau State Government on Wednesday, said it has no intention of imposing another lockdown in response to the second wave of COVID-19, but will ensure strict compliance to all preventive protocols.
The State Government also banned all cultural festivals billed to take place during the Yuletide, and all recreational centres are to be closed until further notice.
Lalong, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof. Danladi Atu, who is also the Coordinator of the State Taskforce on COVID-19, said the event was organised to draw the attention of the stakeholders to the urgency of the situation occasioned by the second wave of the pandemic particularly during the yuletide season.
The communiqué reads: “All public gatherings including places of worship should cut down attendance to 50 percent of their capacity.
“All cultural festivals are banned, and all recreational centres are to be closed until further notice.
“The use of facemasks should be enforced in all public places while social distancing, hand washing and other protocols are adhered to.
“COVID-19 testing should be enhanced in all Local Government areas while all sample collection Centres be publicised to encourage voluntary testing.”