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Published On: Wed, Apr 1st, 2020

Yobe shuts borders to contain spread of coronavirus

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From Uche Damaturu.

In further effort to contain the spread and infection of the deadly coronavirus and protect citizens, Yobe State governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has ordered the closure of all borders into the state with effect from midnight, Tuesday the 31st of March, 2020.
This was contained in press release by Mamman Mohammed, Director General Press and Media Affairs to the Governor, which stated that action is informed by the current spread of the virus in the country.
“The Governor expressed gratitude to Allah for sparing the state and its people since the outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic and the zero status of the state,” Mamman stated.
According to the statement , in spite of the state’s zero status, government had taken adequate measures by establishing isolation centers with equipment and has equally constituted a committee for the control of the spread of the virus under the chairmanship of the state Deputy Governor, Hon. Idi Barde Gubana,
The release also indicated that, a Rapid Response Team was also established to closely monitor any suspicious case while expressing gratitude that for now, the state has not recorded any case of the virus.
The governor, according to the press statement, is urging the people to adhere to medical advises, avoid over crowded gatherings and washing of hands, to cooperate with government and all the relevant agencies for a collective approach to the fight against the pandemic.
The governor also called on traders not to hoard essential commodities to hike up prices and create additional hardships to the people.
“All Mohammed that is need from the good people of the state at this trying moment is prayers and resilience to seek divine intervention to save the state, Nigeria and humanity,” the Governor said.

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