By Joseph Umoh
Following the outbreak of the dreaded Coronavirus in the country and Akwa Ibom State in particular that led to the issuance of restriction order by the Akwa Ibom State government, the state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has given a-5-day relaxation guideline for the observation of the Easter celebration.
In a statement today Thursday April 9, 2020 signed by the Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem and made available to Century Newsfront, christened “2020 EASTER CELEBRATION: AKSG announces 5 days relaxation of lockdown” to begin on Thursday to Monday with the following conditions: “1. All Religious gatherings MUST Not be more than 20 worshipers, including the Pastors and Choir, per church; irrespective of the size of the church 2. Sitting arrangement must be Social Distancing compliant 3. All worshipers must use hand sanitizers at church entrance and wear face masks while in church 4. Infrared thermometers should be used at church entrance doors 5. Any worshiper whose body temperature is above 38 degrees Centigrade should promptly be referred to the nearest healthcare facility 6. Worshippers must endeavor to wash their hands with soap and running water before and after Church Service 7. We count on all citizens and residents to cooperate with the state government to ensure we minimize the surge of COVID-19 in our state”.