Governor Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State on Sunday, restricted religious gatherings in the state to 50 people as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Mohammad made this known in Bauchi while addressing the press on the outcome of stakeholders engagement and update meeting.
He said that no more than 50 people would be allowed to gather for religious activities.
“We are here to discuss the implications of both Medical and Economic impact of the Coronavirus and to discuss issues of public gatherings as pronounced by other states.
“Some of our resolutions is that restrictions should be observed in all religious gatherings with not more than 50 people to be gathered for any religious congregation,” Mohammad said.
The governor enjoined citizens of the state to seek for God’s forgiveness by intensifying prayers to avert the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
Mohammad revealed that the government has ordered the closure of all schools in the state with effect from Monday, March 23, as part of the measures against the spread of Lassa fever and Coronavirus.
He said that the state government deemed it necessary to hold the stakeholders meeting with a view to ensure the prevention of Coronavirus in the state.
He said that a committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of the State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Baba Tela, to provide the necessary information on preventive measures against Lassa fever, Coronavirus and other communicable diseases in the state.