The Rivers State government has placed a 10 million naira fine on anyone holding a burial without government’s permission.This is according to an executive order in order to stop the spread of Covid-19 in the state. According to the order, anyone who wishes to bury a family member or anyone who wishes to carry a corpse outside the state must first alert the governor through the commissioner of health. He/She must make available the death certificate of that corpse to make sure the death wasn’t caused by the coronavirus.
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July 23, 2020