Coronavirus: Governor Fintiri imposes lockdown in Adamawa

Coronavirus: Governor Fintiri imposes lockdown in Adamawa

- Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa has imposed lockdown in the state over COVID-19

- The lockdown will be effective from midnight Friday, April 24 till Friday, May 8

- According to the state government, offenders will be instantly prosecuted by mobile courts

The Adamawa state government has imposed a lockdown throughout the state for another period of 14 days in its bid to control the spread of COVID-19.

A statement made available by the director-general of Media and Communications, Government House Yola, Solomon Kumangar, indicates that the lockdown takes effect from midnight Friday, April 24 and will be in place till Friday, May 8, Premium Times reports.

"Painful as the decision is, it is the aftermath of the first COVID-19 index case recorded in the state through a returnee from Kano.

‘’The Adamawa state government is therefore left with no option than to go for lockdown in the overall interest of saving lives and to contain the spread.

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‘’Government has successfully commenced contacts tracing and testing which will be followed by isolation and treatment of positive cases,’’ he said.

Coronavirus: Governor Fintiri imposes lockdown in Adamawa
Governor Fintiri imposes lockdown in Adamawa over COVID-19
Source: UGC

With the lockdown in place, there won't be movement and gatherings in the state except for those on verifiable essential duty such as security, food, media, health, and water board personnel.

Mobile courts will be available for instant prosecution of the violators of the lockdown offenders.

Financial Institutions like banks are also allowed to carry out skeletal operations will operate skeletal services.

The state government also urged the citizens to embrace the rudiments of basic hygiene like regular handwashing with soap, sanitizers were obtainable, social distancing, and use of face masks.

According to the data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Adamawa has one confirmed case of COVID-19 as at Thursday night, April 23.

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Also as part of its efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Bauchi state government has on Thursday, April 23, announced a partial lockdown.

Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed said the decisions were arrived at after due consultations with stakeholders.

In line with the partial lockdown, the state government has suspended Friday prayers, Church services, open Tafsir during Ramadan, Tarawih and Tahajjud prayers as well as Ittiqaf.

According to Governor Mohammed, Ramadan Tafsir has been restricted to only the translator and receiver.

He said arrangements have been concluded to sponsor Tafsir in radio and television stations where citizens can stay at home to listen and/or watch. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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