The Delta State government has sealed the bars of three renowned hotels in Asaba for breaching COVID-19 protocols in the state.
The bars sealed by the State Taskforce on Covid-19 containment led by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Chiedu Ebie, were that of Hampton Towers, Golden Tulips and Vienna International Hotels.
They were sealed by the taskforce because they were crowded without any sign of social distancing, while most of the guests were not wearing face masks.
Ebie, decried the rising cases of Covid-19 in the state and warned hotel operators to adhere to the directives of not opening their bars and restaurants to people who were not guests in the hotels.
He emphasised that guests should buy drinks and food and take them to their rooms.
Addressing the press after the enforcement exercise, the SSG explained that it was essentially to check the level of compliance with the directives given to check the spread of Covid-19.
Speaking on the rising cases of Covid-19 in the state, the Taskforce chairman said it was as a result of aggressive contact tracing, disclosing that in a particular case, there were 9 persons from one compound.