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Akwa Ibom Lifts Ban On Weddings And Burials

Akwa Ibom

The state representative, Udom Emmanuel, who declared the lifting of the ban on Thursday, be that as it may, said individuals who wish to arrange burial service functions and weddings in the state must follow severe rules.

“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 (individuals going to the entombment) should all wear facemask, have hand sanitisers, (and hold fast to) everything that has been illustrated by CAN.

“If you are doing the burial inside the church, people inside should not be more than 30,” Mr Emmanuel said.

The representative said a similar condition is appropriate to those needing to do weddings in the state.

Checking groups would be dispatched to screen and guarantee severe consistence with the rules, he said.

Senator Emmanuel spoke to ministers to help in the execution of the rules in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

“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,” he said.

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