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Umahi bans burials, weddings, other public gatherings in Ebonyi

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Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Monday banned all forms of public gathering in the state for one month.

The Governor stated this at the town hall meeting which held at the International Conference Centre Abakaliki, the State Capital.

He listed such public gatherings to include burials, weddings, conferences, seminars and any other large gatherings.

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Represented by his Deputy, Kelechi Igwe, the Governor said the ban is for a period of one month in the first instance.

He said the ban is part of measures to protect the people from contacting the deadly Coronavirus which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

He said: “It is painful to take the decision but government had to reason that it is better to let the dead bury the dead for now. But if you feel that you cannot wait, then you can take the corpse and bury just you and your family without any ceremony and invitation to anybody.”

 

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