Ebonyi State government has announced a ban on drinking joints and night clubs, among others, to control the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the State.
The ban was contained in a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Francis Nweze, and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki on Thursday.
According to the statement, Governor Dave Umahi disclosed this at the flag-off of the second wave of COVID-19 protocol compliance campaign at the Exco Chambers of the old Government House, Abakaliki.
The governor also directed complete enforcement of COVID-19 precautionary measures, including not more than two hours of worship on Sundays.
Umahi announced plans to begin local production of oxygen in the State to cut the cost of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
He called on the people to embrace steam inhaling to detoxify themselves and expressed the determination of the government to scale up testing beyond 450 per local government area.
The governor’s aide said that Umahi mandated stakeholders to step up sensitization and supervision to schools and other public places.