The announcement of the re-opening of religious activities in the state was made public on Monday, May 18 in a live broadcast by the state deputy governor, Haruna Manu, Naija News understands.
Manu, during the broadcast, urges residents to stick to the already announced precautionary measures against the global pandemic, declaring that the state government has eased the restriction of movement and other activities across the State.
He stated, “Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays have been set aside to enable the residents to carry out their activities from 8 am. to 6 pm.”
Manu, however, noted that lockdown would still be maintained on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays while the weekends free for religious activities.
The Taraba State government urges religious heads and residents to adhere to the order, warning that violators of the order will be dealt with.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Monday night reports two hundred and sixteen new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
This brings total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 6175.