The Akwa Ibom State Government in a statement released by the secretary to the state government Dr Ekuwem on behalf of the Governor of the Governor of the state made it known that the curfew in the state has been extended from 8pm to 10pm.
This release means that the curfew in the state will now be from 10pm to 6am in the morning. The statement also informed the public that hotels in the state and leisure centres are now allowed to operate.
While allowing this, they also warned that that the State Hotels Management and Tourism board will work hand in hand with the COVID-19 management committee to ensure strict adherence to social distancing and all COVID-19 rules.
The statement reads, “As we continue to gradually unlock our economy, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has approved the re-opening of hotels and leisure centres in Akwa Ibom State.
“His Excellency the Governor has also approved a review of the subsisting curfew to start from 10 pm to 6 am daily.”
“All hotels and leisure centres in the state are urged to ensure strict compliance with the AKSG/NCDC/WHO COVID-19 guidelines and protocols that are applicable to the hospitality and allied services operations.
“Monitoring teams, comprising COVID-19 Management Committee and Akwa Ibom State Hotels Management and Tourism Board will enforce strict compliance.”