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COVID-19: Nasarawa quarantines over 200 travellers

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The Nasarawa State government said on Tuesday it had quarantined over 200 people coming from states with a high number of confirmed coronavirus cases.

The state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Abdulkarim Kana, disclosed this at a press briefing in Lafia.

Kana, a member of the state Task Force on COVLD-19, said the people coming into Nasarawa from states with high confirmed cases of the virus were intercepted and quarantined for 14 days at a facility in Lafia, based on the directive of Governor Abdullahi Sule.

He said: “Samples from some of them were taken for testing and the results turned out negative.

“Those whose results turned out negative were released and we are still awaiting some results.”

Similarly, the state Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, who spoke on behalf of the security agencies, said over 400 persons were arrested and prosecuted for violating the restriction order by the government within the last three weeks.

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He added that security operatives would ensure the full enforcement of the Federal Government’s directive on inter-state travel.

He, therefore, warned the residents to adhere strictly to government directives on the partial lockdown and restriction of movement in their best interest as the security agencies would arrest and prosecute all violators.

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