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Yobe govt orders curfew to stem spread of COVID-19

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The Yobe State government has ordered a lockdown throughout the state to stem the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 disease in his domain.

This was made known on Monday by the Yobe State Government through the COVID-19 Prevention and Control which informed that the curfew will commence from 8 pm – 6 am from Monday, May 4, 2020 was in pursuant to the presidential directive to that effect.

The development was announced during the committee’s meeting held in Damaturu which was chaired by the Yobe State Deputy Governor, Idi Bards Gubana who explained that as the challenge of COVID-19 was persisting with worrisome indices, more measures have been taken at the federal and state levels of governments to prevent the worse scenario.

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“The directive on restriction of movement also excludes all civil servants on grade level 14 and above who are not covered by the existing stay at home order but must wear face masks in work and other public places.

“All public officers who travelled out of state on non-official duties would be quarantined for two weeks as well as visitors that come in to the state or on transit.

“The meeting also resolved and adopted that all filling stations, shopping complex and roadside shops must provide hand washing facilities at their premises,” Gubana said.

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