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CORONAVIRUS: Niger State Gov, entire cabinet goes into self isolation

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The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello has gone into self-isolation along with members of his family as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus in the state.

This was disclosed in Minna, the state capital on Wednesday by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Maku Sidi, adding that members of the state executive council would also proceed on self isolation with immediate effect.

He said: “There is no cause for alarm, we are doing everything humanly possible to deal with the situation at hand as a normal precautionary measure.

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“Governor Bello was in Abuja for the APC Governor’s Forum and other official engagements and have contact with those suspected to be having COVID-19, hence the need to submit self, aides and members of their households for test.”

Sidi called on residents of the state to abide by the directives on social distancing and obey fully the restriction of gathering and handwashing to prevent the spread of the disease.

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