- Cross government has issued a fresh directive to all night clubs in the state to shut down immediately until further notice
- The purpose of the directive, according to the government is to control the spread of the second wave of COVID-19
- Residents were also asked to always use their face masks in public places
Amid the scare of the second wave of COVID-19, Cross River has directed that all night clubs in the state be closed immediately until further notice.
The government through Dr. Betta Edu, the commissioner for health, gave the order on Sunday, December 20, in a statement in Calabar, The Guardian reports.
According to Edu who heads the COVID-19 Response Team, the directive was given to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
There had been reports that most residents no longer obeyed the COVID-19 safety protocols before the closure of the nightclub was announced.
While appealing to residents to always use their face masks in public places, the response team urged the people in both private and public organisations to work from home.
It was also gathered that the 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew earlier imposed by the state government was still in place.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Cross River state commissioner of police, Jimoh Ibrahim died of a sudden illness.
The police boss was rushed to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) on Friday, December 18, where he was pronounced dead.
The chief medical director of the facility, Ikpeme Ikpeme said Jimoh was brought into the hospital facility, practically dead.
The doctor could not confirm if the police chief died of COVID-19, but advised those who have been in close contact with the late officer to be on self-isolation. He also urged them to visit the hospital for a COVID-19 test.
In a related development, the Lagos state safety commission on Saturday night, December 19, sealed off CUBANA night club owned by Obinna Iyiegbu for its failure to comply with the government’s COVID-19 protocols.
The club was not the only business that came under the government’s hammer, other facilities in Ikeja were also shut.
A video sighted online shows how policemen were ordering people to leave the premises with immediate effect.
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