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Bayelsa Governor Diri Signs Executive Order On COVID-19

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa


Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has signed an Govt Order on COVID-19 measures to comprise the unfold of the virus within the state.

The invoice christened “Bayelsa State Infectious Disease, Emergency Prevention Regulation 2020” was signed on Thursday on the Authorities Home in Yenagoa, the state capital.

The order is designed for the safety and public well being of residents of the state.

Shortly after signing the manager order, he ordered the closure of all markets aside from the gross sales of important commodities akin to meals and medicals.

Different public locations affected embrace occasion centres, bars, locations of worship, private and non-private academic establishments and different public gatherings besides a written approval is obtained from the governor for such gathering.

He additionally directed the Ministries of Commerce, Well being, Surroundings, and the Environmental Sanitation Authority to oversee the restrictions.

Governor Diri additional directed all supermarkets within the state to undertake guidelines of social distancing and be certain that clients are sanitised in the direction of selling public well being.

The Govt Order is within the train of the powers conferred on the Governor, pursuant to the provisions of Part eight of the Quarantine Act, cap. 2, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, having regard to the provisions of Sections 2, three and four. of the Structure.

Though no case has been recorded within the state, the federal government is leaving no stone unturned because it continues to take stringent measures such because the journey restrictions, closure of markets amongst others to fight the lethal pandemic.

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