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Buni orders 10-hour curfew in Yobe State


Face mask now compulsory in Kebbi

Governor Mai Mala Buni has declared 10-hour curfew in Yobe State to prevent further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

According to him, the 8p.m. to 6a.m. curfew was to prevent community transmission of the virus in the 17 councils. While announcing the curfew on Monday at Government House, Damaturu, he said: “In compliance with the president’s directives on lockdown, I hereby declare restriction of movement from Monday, May 4, 2020, from 8pm-6am.”

Buni was represented by his deputy, Idi Gubana, who chairs the state’s committee on prevention and control of COVID-19.

“This is a very dangerous stage of community transmission,” he said. He warned that all public officers that travelled out and visitors would be quarantined.

Meanwhile, Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Bagudu has made the use of face masks compulsory in the state and directed security agents to collaborate with the task force to quarantine anybody coming into the state.

This followed the increased number of coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) cases on Monday. Bagudu gave the directive during an interactive session with journalists and the task force on COVID-19 in Government House, Birnin Kebbi, adding that the meeting was to reappraise the activities of the committee and ensure that the lives of the citizens were protected.

Noting that his administration had made wearing of face masks compulsory at public places in the state, he appealed to people to adhere to the directive as well as maintain good personal and environmental hygiene.

“I have given an order to all the security agencies, in conjunction with the task force on COVID-19, to quarantine persons coming into state to check the spread of the deadly virus into Kebbi.”

The governor explained that eight of the 10 new cases in Kebbi as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) were contacts. He announced the appointment of the deputy governor, Col. Sama’ila Dabai, as coordinator of the task force.


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