NASARAWA QUARANTINES 43 LAGOS, KANO RETURNEES

The Nasarawa State Government says it has concluded arrangement to commence a mandatory 14-day quarantine of its citizens that returned from Lagos and Kano states.

The governor, who made the statement in an opening remark at a meeting with traditional and religious leaders at the Government House, Lafia, said the 43 persons who returned from Lagos were intercepted in Akwanga on their way to Shendam in Plateau State.

He said, “It has become imperative to take this drastic move because of the alarming increase in the spread of the dreaded pandemic as well as the need to protect the citizens of the state against the virus.

“The state government will commence a mandatory 14 days quarantine of citizens of the state returning from either Lagos or Kano states.”

The governor, who expressed worry, said instead of the pandemic reducing, “the coronavirus is unfortunately spreading fast with now Katsina and Kano states also under total lockdown.”

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