Enugu Lifts Ban On Bars, Extends Operation Time For Keke Riders

The Enugu State government, Tuesday, issued new business operation times for Keke riders, markets, restaurants and bars in the state in respect of cautious easing of Covid-19 lockdown in strict adherence to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocols.

A statement by the secretary to the state government, Prof Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, which was made available to THE WHISTLER in Enugu, said the tricycle operators, popularly known as Keke riders, would, with effect from Wednesday, August 19, 2020, operate from 6am to 9pm daily.


According to the statement, markets within the state would, from Wednesday, August 19, operate between 8am and 6pm daily while restaurants and bars were to operate from 6am to 7pm daily. However, all night clubs in the state remain barred from operations till further notice, the statement said.

It further added that, “The state government further enjoins the good people of Enugu State to continue to observe all NCDC Covid-19 protocols, including hand washing with soap, use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, compulsory use of face shields/masks and maintaining social/physical distancing.”

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