Umahi made this known while addressing traditional rulers, exco- members, prominent stakeholders during a town hall meeting that took place at the Akanu- Ibiam international conference centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state Capital.
The Governor, represented by the Deputy Governor, Barr. Eric Kelechi Igwe, said the decision to ban all burials, weddings and other social gatherings within one months was reached after a wide consultation by the governor Chief David Umahi, to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.
According to him: “there will be testing of people in the markets and the public gathering by health practitioners. Our leaders and traditional rulers should inform their people to cooperate with them.
“It is the desire of Ebonyi state government to provide comforts for everybody in Ebonyi state. But for the nature of this Coronavirus which spread by contacts especially in public social gathering.
“Ebonyi state government has resolved henceforth that there shall be no more burials, and there shall be no weddings, conferences and other social gatherings in the land of Ebonyi for a period of one months for the main time with effect from yesterday.