Coronavirus: Katsina government orders closure of borders

Coronavirus: Katsina government orders closure of borders

- Governor Aminu Masari of Kaduna state orders the closure of all borders with neighboring states including Niger Republic

- The state governor also suspended large gatherings for Friday prayers including Sunday church services and other related activities

- Masari said the restrictions were part of measures to contain the possible spread of coronavirus pandemic in the state

Governor Aminu Masari of Kaduna state has ordered the closure of all borders with neighboring states including Niger Republic.

The state governor also suspended large gatherings for Friday prayers including Sunday church services and other related activities.

Masari said the restrictions were part of measures to contain the possible spread of coronavirus pandemic in the state, Channels TV reports.

He said the movement of people into the state is strictly prohibited with effect from 6 am on Saturday, 28 March 2020.

In another report, the Kano state government has announced that the nine suspected cases of coronavirus in the state have tested negative for the disease.

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Amina lbrahim Tsanyawa, the Kano state commissioner for health made the disclosure at a press conference on Friday, March 27. The state commissioner said Kano state remains free from the dreaded disease based on the result of the tests conducted.

Meanwhile, following his contact with two persons tested positive of the pandemic coronavirus, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, who had been in self-isolation for some days, has finally announced his result for COVID-19.

Legit.ng reports that the governor through a tweet on Friday, March 27, said he was happy that he tested negative for coronavirus after he received his result from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The governor had revealed on Wednesday, March 26, that he had gone into self-isolation following his meetings with two persons who have tested positive.

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Speaking on Wednesday, March 26, Fayemi who was optimistic that he would come out “all clear” in the end, stated that he had also taken a test for the disease.

In a tweet on Friday, March 27, the Fayemi revealed that his test result has returned and it showed that he tested negative for the disease.

In another news report, the Nigerian lower legislative chamber has denied media reports that alleged that it distributed official vehicles for its 360 members when the country is battling with how to contain the pandemic coronavirus.

Legit.ng reports that the refutation was made on Friday, March 27, by the spokesman of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, adding that the report was not only malicious but misleading.

He said the story is rather unfortunate at the time that Nigeria and Nigerians were striving hard to address the pandemic that has forced the federal government, and even the various states' governments, to take drastic measures.

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