COVID-19: Kaduna government enforces prohibition of interstate travel

COVID-19: Kaduna government enforces prohibition of interstate travel

- The officials of the Kaduna state government are supervising the enforcement of the ban on interstate travel

- The state government has placed barricades on roads to enforce the prohibition of interstate travel

- Many state governments in Nigeria are taking measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 across state lines

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As part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai and other senior state officials have supervised the enforcement of the ban on interstate travel.

Kaduna government also placed barricades on these roads to enforce the prohibition of interstate travel in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 across state lines.

COVID-19: The Kaduna government enforces prohibition of interstate travel

Some people concealed in a truck carrying fertilizer were apprehended by officials, Photo credits: Kaduna state government
Source: UGC

During the enforcement, some people concealed in a truck carrying fertilizer were apprehended by officials.

Many state governments in Nigeria are taking proactive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 across the country.

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Recently, the Cross River state government reportedly intercepted five truckloads of almajiris and other passengers from northern Nigeria in the Gakem Bekwara local government area of the state.

The truckloads of almajiris were said to have been turned back to their destination by the border patrol team, comprising of security officials and the state COVID-19 task force, Vanguard reports.

The travellers were reported to have been found at night following intensive search and blockade of interstate vehicular travels in the state.

Christian Ita, the special adviser to Governor Ayade on media publicity, said the decision to turn back the travellers was purely in adherence to the COVID-19 protocol.

In another report, Governor Nyesom Wike has charged the Rivers state COVID-19 task force to identify hotels still operating during the lockdown for the state government to demolish them. Inaugurating the task force at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday, May 7, Governor Wike also charged them to identify erring beer parlours.

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He said the task-force must be decisive to ensure that coronavirus is not accommodated in Rivers state. Governor Wike reminded them that they are being drafted to fight an invisible enemy and their duty is to defend Rivers people.

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He appealed to Rivers people to make sacrifices at this time in the fight against coronavirus. He noted that this is a period of crisis and all hands must be on deck to check coronavirus.

The governor said hotels with existing guests must send their lists to his office for scrutiny and approval.

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