The Nasarawa State government led by Governor Abdullahi Sule has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Karu local government of the state with effect from Thursday over COVID-19 fears.
This was revealed on Wednesday evening by the governor who noted that the order was imposed in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus because of the proximity of the state from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Governor Sule, who issued the order while addressing journalists at government house Lafia, also added that vehicular movement has also been banned from 8pm to 6am across the state.
The governor said, “This is particularly necessary, considering the influx of people from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja which has been locked down as part of measures to control the spread of the pandemic.
“It is for this reason and in line with the provision of the Nasarawa State Dangerous Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations, 2020, as well as the advice of the Nasarawa State High Powered Committee on COVID-19, the following measures come into immediate effect.
“Enforcement of a 24-hour curfew in Karu Local Government Area with effect from 6:00 pm of Thursday, 2nd April 2020 for 14 days in the first instance; Entry into Nasarawa State is hereby restricted to between 6:00 pm to 6:00 am and all persons coming into the State shall continue to be screened at the designated check-points/mobile clinics,” he added.
Governor Sule said that movement in Lafia, the State capital, and other Urban centres are hereby restricted from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am with effect from Thursday, 2nd April 2020 adding that all markets are to remain closed except sellers of food items and medicaments outside the markets except in Karu Local Government Area where there is a 24-hour curfew.
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