Coronavirus: Tambuwal imposes curfew in Sokoto, seeks Buhari's intervention

Coronavirus: Tambuwal imposes curfew in Sokoto, seeks Buhari's intervention

- Governor Tambuwal has called for President Buhari's support in fighting COVID-19 spread in Sokoto state

- The Sokoto state governor also a curfew from 8pm to 6am daily in the state, starting from Monday, May 4

- According to NCDC, Sokoto has 66 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 to support Sokoto state in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nation reports that the Sokoto state governor called for urgent intervention in the areas of logistics and technical support to contain COVID-19 spread in the state.

Legit.ng gathers that Governor Tambuwal has imposed a curfew from 8pm to 6am daily in the state, starting from Monday, May 4.

Coronavirus: Tambuwal imposes curfew in Sokoto, seeks Buhari's intervention

Tambuwal imposes curfew in Sokoto to contain COVID-19 spread, seeks Buhari's intervention
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The Sokoto governor, however, excluded personnel and staff involved in the provision of essential services.

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He also noted that all public and civil servants on grade level thirteen and above are to go to and must wear facemasks.

Tambuwal in a statewide broadcast on Sunday, May 3, decried the rising number of the pandemic cases in the state.

At the time of this report, data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) shows that Sokoto has 66 cases and eight deaths.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) said Nigerians should stay away from behaviours that may cause the spread of COVID-19 cases in the country or prepare for another lockdown.

The chairman of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) chapter, Dr Lanre Olosunde, gave the advice on Sunday, May 3, in Ilorin, Kwara state's capital.

The easing of the lockdown begins today, Monday, May 4. The new measures included a nationwide night-time curfew, the mandatory wearing of face masks and a ban on “non-essential” inter-state travels.

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The medical doctor warned that the country may be shut down again if the number of cases continues to rise.

He said that the partial lifting of lockdown was premature just as there is already evidence of community spread and the country's testing capacity is still very low.

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