From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Makurdi, Benue State capital witnessed partial lock down yesterday as shops, markets and several public areas were shut down to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus.
Our correspondent who went round major markets including, Modern market, Wadata, high level and Wurukum markets observed that they were partially closed for business.
Similarly, security agents were seen enforcing government directive by closing down shops in highbrow business areas like Tito Gate and Katsina-Ala Street where handsets and its accessories are sold.
Governor Samuel Ortom who went round to monitor compliance of the directive after the State Security Council meeting, expressed disappointment at the refusal of the people to comply with his directives.
He said stringent measures would be employed to ensure absolute compliance tomorrow.
“We are appealing with you people for yourself health. From tomorrow, we will fumigate markets, hospitals and schools and anyone found there, will be dealt with.
“We urge you all to stay at home and observe all precautionary and preventive measures to avoid contracting the virus which has no cure for now.”