Breaking News: Nigerian President has Declared Curfew on Three States over Coronavirus Pandemic

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President Muhammadu Buhari during his nationwide broadcast on Sunday, 29th March, 2020, has declared  a two weeks curfew in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state, over the spread of the coronavirus.

He said this would begin from Monday, March 30th, 2020, by 11pm to serve as measures to contain and curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the country, based on the advice from the Federal Ministry of Health and NCDC.

The president asked all citizens of this states to stay in their homes and help restrict the further spread of this virus.

He also stated that travel to and from other states should be postponed while businesses and offices within this axis should be fully shutdown during this period.

The governors of these states have been notified alongside heads of security and intelligence agencies.

The president also stated in his briefings that they would use this containment period to trace, identify and isolate all individuals that have come in contact with confirmed cases while focusing on restricting further spread of coronavirus in the state and country at large.

President Buhari stated that this restrictions does not apply to health facilities as well as organisations in health care related manufacturing and distribution and also commercial establishments such as; food processing, distribution and retail entities, petroleum distribution and retail, power generation, transmission and distribution companies, private security companies.

Also workers in telecommunication companies, broadcasters, print and electronic media staffs that are not able to work from home are pardoned.

Others conveying food items and essential humanitarian items would be thoroughly screened before entering these restricted regions.

 

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