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COVID 19 - Avis Bar Adheres To Gov Lalong, s Orders, Shuts Down Bar...

Covid 19 - Avis Bar adheres to Gov Lalong ,s orders ,shuts down bar


March 25,2020



By Golok Nanmwa,Jos

Following the directive of the Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong to shut down bars and Night clubs to curtail the spread of the dreaded Covid 19 disease  ,our correspondent reports that some bars have adhered to the call of the Governor .

Our  correspondent who visited the  Popular Avis Bar and Restaurant located around Yakubu Gowon way opposite NITEL   observed that the bar was shut down by the management of the bar.

A security man at the the spot  Mr Ayuba told our correspondent that the management of the bar and restaurant had to close their bar on the directive of the state government .
He said our boss ordered us to close down the bar .

Ayuba said even at the restaurant we only sell food in takeaway packs as directed, our boss has also  made provision of hand sanitizers and water for every customer.

our correspondent observed that food were prepared and sold in take away  packs to customers to avoid crowding at the restaurant

It could be recalled that the Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong on Tuesday  directed all civil servants from  Grade Level 12 and below, to remain at home for the next 30 days, effective from Wednesday .

Governor Lalong , who made this known in a state broadcast   said that the directive became necessary to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

The governor however said that workers providing essential services such as security, health, media, street cleaners and water supply and energy are exempted from this directive.




Lalong said " 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.

"In addition, all street trading, street hawking, and begging are prohibited. The weekly Sunday markets at Ahmadu Bello Way, Bukuru and environs are hereby banned."

The Governor further said "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. "
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