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Breaking: Adamawa governor declares lockdown over coronavirus

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Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri on Monday declared total lockdown of the State due to the coronavirus pandemic.


In the directive which was handed down through a press statement, the governor has shut interstate movement and the internal borders for two weeks.


In a press release issued by the Press Secretary to the Governor, Humwashi Wonosikou, the lockdown was for a period of 14 days with effect from midnight Tuesday, March 31st 2020, with a view to avoiding the spread of COVID-19 disease.

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The governor insisted that the development was aimed at curbing the spread of pandemic that is currently ravaging the country.


“Inter-State travel restriction is also imposed as inter-State and international borders with Cameroon are to remain shut during this period.


“The ban also affects tricycle, taxis and bus operators throughout the State.

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He asked the state work force from level 1-14 to continue to obey the stay at home order.
“Social Activities such as Clubbing and Joints are banned”


“Markets are also hereby restricted, except for those selling food items, Pharmaceuticals, Filling Stations, while Banks are to provide skeletal services.


“The Government, however, emphasises on the need to ensure basic hygiene practices of handwashing, social distancing and avoiding crowded places.

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“Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said the measures are aimed at stemming the spread of a Corona Virus outbreak that has hobbled the economy, threatened to overwhelm public health care and killed more people than any other disease.


“Governor Fintiri says we all have to forgo something for the good of Adamawa State,” the press release read.Show quoted text

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