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Rivers Sets Ten Million Fine For Weddings Against COVID-19 Guidelines

The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, said the rules were endorsed by the state Executive Council in a gathering managed by the state Governor, Nyesom Wike.

He said forthcoming couples would be required to apply to the state representative through the Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation.

He said such application must be went with data of the setting of the function, names, locations and telephones quantities of participants to reach following simple.

He said hereafter, those looking to cover their friends and family would likewise be required to incorporate names, locations and telephone quantities of those to go to such burial services in their applications.

Nsirim said government would not concede endorsement to any application without names, locations and telephone numbers.

He said relationships would not have in excess of 50 participants including relatives who must wear face veils and cling carefully to social separating of at the very least two meters.

As indicated by him, while church weddings must be directed somewhere in the range of 9am and 12noon, customary relationships would be led somewhere in the range of 4pm and 7pm.

The magistrate said scenes of relationships must have arrangements for running water and cleanser at three focuses and the setting disinfected after the occasion.

Nsirim said in the wake of wedding gatherings were denied under the rules to diminish the danger of network transmission of COVID-19.

He stated:

“All Weddings/Marraiges have an attendance limit of 50 people. The names, addresses and phone number of all attendees have mad available with the application to enable quick contact tracing if the need arises.

“Soap and running water has to be kept at the entrance to the venue in not less than three places while all attendees are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing of not less than two meters.

“Church weddings are to be conducted between 9am and 12noon, while traditional weddings are to be conducted between 4pm and 7pm. Reception ceremonies are not permitted.

“A representative of the Ministry would be present to observe the event. A fine of N10,000,000 is to be paid by anyone that puts people at risk by breaking this regulation”