COVID-19: Yobe Govt imposes 8pm 6am curfew

Yobe state government has imposed a 8pm to 6am statewide curfew to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Mr Idi Gubana the Deputy Governor and Chairman of the state COVID-19 committee Monday, disclosed the development while briefing newsmen in Damaturu.

Gubana said that the curfew would last till the end of Ramadan fast.

He also said that the committee has made wearing of facemask in public place mandatory across the state to prevent the spread of the virus.

He said that the committee has also directed that hand washing facilities and sanitisers should be provided in all public place like fueling stations, shopping complex and markets to curb the spread of COVID-19.

“Political office holders who travel out of the state and visitors coming to the state or on transit must be quarantined for two weeks.

“Only political appointees, directors, heads of agencies and essential workers should come to work till the end of Ramadan.

“The committee also agrees that interstate travel be banned for the next two weeks.

“The committee wishes to emphasis that people must adhere strictly to physical and social distancing at all times to control the spread COVID-19,” he said.

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