The Rivers State Government has said that anyone who violates the guidelines on marriage and burial ceremonies in the state will be fined.
The decision was reached by the Rivers State Executive Council headed by Governor Nyesom Wike.
Families who wish to bury their loved ones must provide the names, phone numbers and addresses of invited guets.
Marriage ceremonies must first be registered with the government through the Commissioner for Social Welfare.
‘All Weddings/Marraiges have an attendance limit of 50 people.
The names, addresses and phone number of all attendees made available with the application (To enable quick contact tracing if the need arises).
Soap and running water has to be kept at the entrance to the venue in not less than three places while all attendees are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing of not less than 2 meters.
Church weddings are to be conducted between 9am and 12noon, while traditional weddings are to be conducted between 4pm and 7pm.
A representative of the Ministry would be present to observe the event.
A fine of N10,000,000 is to be paid by anyone that puts people at risk by breaking this regulation.” the statement read