Five hotels operating in Aba North Local Government Area of Abia State, were on Monday sealed for violating COVID-19 protocols on the orders of the State Government.

A committee on COVID-19 led by Chief Nkoro, sealed the hotels after they failed to enforce the protocols as outlined by experts and threatened to arrest anyone found violating the protocols, stressing that such person would be prosecuted in the court of law.

In a related development, the Abia State Government has banned all night clubs and cultural activities in the state.

This was contained in a statement issued by the chairman of the state COVID-19 committee and Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chris Ezem on Monday.

The government cautioned that eateries and hoteliers who contravene the COVID-19 protocols would henceforth pay a hundred thousand naira fine.

According to Ezem, burials and wedding ceremonies are now restricted to 50 persons while churches are to accommodate only fifty persons per stream.

The state government has also made the wearing of face mask in public places compulsory, warning that any contravention will attract a fine of five thousand naira.

Babatunde Tiamiyu

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