Arising from an Emergency Meeting of the Plateau State Executive Council, further measures have been taken to prevent the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With deliberate effect from Wednesday 25th March 2020, all public servants in Plateau State from Grade levels 12 and below are to work from home for the next 30 days. The only exception to this directive are workers offering essential services such as security, health, media, street cleaners and water supply and energy.
In view of the crowds associated with markets, government is directing all markets to close effective 25th March, 2020. Only traders selling food items, pharmaceuticals and cooking gas are to remain open.
Furthermore, all street trading, street hawking, and begging are prohibited. The weekly Sunday markets at Ahmadu Bello Way, Bukuru and environs are hereby banned.
Social joints, Nightclubs, drinking parlours are to also close effective Wednesday 25th March 2020, while restaurants are advised to prepare take away for their customers to avoid crowding.
Motor parks are to capture and keep data including contacts of all inbound and outbound passengers as well as adhere strictly to social distancing and mass gathering prohibition order as well as hygiene regulations. Henceforth, all entry points into Plateau State by land and air will be subjected to preliminary tests.
The weekly State Executive Council Meetings are hereby suspended indefinitely. However, Council will continue to consult and meet through digital means.
Security agencies are to begin enforcement and anyone found violating these orders would be arrested. Should the pandemic continue in this manner, the government has promised to install complete lockdown in order to save the lives of our people.
To ensure total compliance, the government has set up a Task Force on Enforcement and Monitoring. The Task Force will also give updates to citizens from time to time.