- Governor Bala Mohammed has ordered residents of Bauchi state not to engage in any activity with anyone outside the state
- Mohammed gave the directive because of the rising cases of coronavirus in the neighbouring states
- However, the governor commiserated with the states over the rising cases
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The Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, has banned trading or any social activity with anyone outside the state.
The governor gave this directive on Tuesday, May 5.
According to the governor, the prevalence of the dreaded coronavirus in neighbouring states is worrisome, hence, the need to stop trading and social activities, Channels TV reports.
“We are worried because people are still infiltrating. We heard that Jigawa had 46 in a day and Kano state has become another place where we are highly concerned. We commiserate with the people of Kano over the deaths.
“We have told our local governments' chairmen that no trader, no visitor or any social activities should be conducted with anybody outside Bauchi,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the coronavirus is still having its sway over Kano as the pandemic has claimed not less than five lives, according to the Ministry of Health.
The deaths were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday, May 6, Premium Times reports.
The ministry revealed that the state now has a total of 427 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 13 deaths and six recoveries.
Legit.ng had also reported that Kano government on Tuesday, May 5, discharged three Covid-19 patients who had successfully recovered from the disease weeks after treatment.
Speaking during the task force briefing on Covid-19, Tijjani Hussain, the coordinator of the committee made this known to the pressmen.
Hussain further claimed the patients were discharged after testing negative for the disease twice according to stipulated protocols of the NCDC.
Legit.ng recalled the NCDC reported 27 cases of coronavirus in Kano. In a series of tweets on Monday, May 4, the agency reported 245 cases with Kano coming fourth on the log behind Lagos, Jigawa and Katsina.
Kano had 365 cases of coronavirus from the total 2802 cases shared across 35 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
Also, the federal government has told the medical facilities in the country to stop rejecting patients, especially emergency cases.
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