Bauchi state commences temporary lockdown

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Baba Tela.

Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Baba Tela.

The deputy governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Baba Tela has revealed the state would commence a lockdown as announced on Thursday, April 2.

He, however, clarified that the lockdown was not a total shutdown but to create a sort of communal distancing in the state.

Tela added that it was a process meant to ensure social distancing in a manner that people would not, by a way of congestion in markets and other populated areas expose or spread the infection.

“All borders leading to the state would be shut down today so that unsuspecting carriers of the virus would not infiltrate or spread the virus in the state.

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“Restriction of movement of people in towns and villages is, hereby eased, but people are enjoined to maintain the one to one-point two metres spacing and avoid overcrowding.

“We want to appeal to the public, though we relax these measures, we urge our citizens to show greater understanding and cooperation with the Law Enforcement Agencies to help us manage this emergency,” he urged.

Tela also urged traders who were taking undue advantage of the situation to hike the prices of commodities in the state to refrain from such acts.

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