COVID-19: Bauchi State Lock Down To Check Spread 


BY ADEYEMI AKANJI- Determined to ensure that the COVID-19 infection does not spread among the people, the Bauchi State Government on Tuesday announced the imposition of a total lock down of the state. 

Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mohammed Sabiu Baba announced thus vide a statement he signed and issued and made available to journalists

Baba in the statement said that the total lock down will take effect from 6pm on Thursday, April 2, 2020 and will be in operation for the next 14 days. 

The statement reads in part: “Senator Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, Governor of Bauchi State appreciates the sacrifices of the public in these agonizing period. He has subsequently directed that in order for the public to purchase food items, movement is allowed between 10am to 4pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The ban does not however affect essential services”. 

The Governor appealed to the public to appreciate that the measures are aimed at curtailing the spread of Coronavirus outbreak that is presently threatening the society and urged the people to continue with prayers to God. 

The state Deputy Governor, Senator Baba Tela had over the weekend expressed displeasure over the non-compliance with the stay at home directive issued by the government at the start of the presence of the outbreak in the state. 

Senator Tela, who is the Chairman of the State Taskforce on COVID-19, lamented that, “I drove round Bauchi and what I saw was very sad, people defying the stay at home order and going about their normal businesses. This is unacceptable and government must take stringent steps because we don’t want the virus to spread here”. 

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