Nasarawa State Government has completed arrangements to begin a mandatory 14-day quarantine of its citizens that returned from Lagos and Kano states. This is another strategy of the government to contain the spread of COVID19 in the state.
Lagos has been the pandemic centre in Nigeria and with the recent development and the latest 117 new cases found on Tuesday 21st April 2020 by NCDC. Lagos has 59 cases while Kano got 14 and Federal Capital Territory has 29 new cases.
In a meeting with the stakeholder, the Executive Governor of Nasarawa, His Excellency, Engineer Abdullahi Sule in his speech at the meeting held were religious and traditional leaders in Lafia. He said, 43 persons who returned from Lagos were intercepted in Akwanga on their way to Shendam in Plateau State.
According to him, it very important to act responsibly as a state and protect the citizens and people of Nasarawa from the pandemic irrespective of conditions and issues surrounding it.
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 Nasarawa state government will commence a mandatory 14 days quarantine of citizens of the state returning from either Lagos or Kano states.”
The governor expressed worry about the increasing rate of the pandemic saying the increase lately is very alarming and one must take extreme measures.
“The coronavirus is, unfortunately, spreading fast with now Katsina and Kano state also under total lockdown”, he concluded.