Rivers State Government has slapped a N100 million fine on violators of COVID-19 burial protocols in the state.
Commissioner for Health in the state, Prof. Princewill Chike, today said the fine was decided by the state’s executive council.
He charged Local Government Chairmen to ensure compliance of burial protocols within their territories.
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He said, “Public burials in the state remain as outlined by the gazette of the state stipulating that no more than 50 persons should be allowed in burials in Rivers State.
“We also agreed that Local Government Chairmen should also assist the burial committees to ensure that this planned directive of the Rivers State Executive Council is carried to the letter. Every defaulter to these regulations would be made to pay a fine of N100m.”