Coronavirus: Kaduna Government Restricts Movement
By Dipo Omoware
Kaduna State Government has announced preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus.
In a series of tweets from the official account of the Governor of Kaduna, Malam Nasir El-Rufai reeled steps to be enforced which include “civil servants from Level 12 and below” staying “at home for the next 30 days”; “security agencies will enforce restrictions on large gatherings”; and “only sellers of food & medicines can open their shops in the markets from tomorrow.”
The governor also advised people “to stay at home and avoid moving around, unless it becomes absolutely necessary.”
He stressed that “non-essential travel is a dangerous luxury” and said “there is no point pretending that we are in normal times.”
He further stated that “KDSG will not hesitate to impose a statewide curfew”, if it felt that was the “only way to enforce compliance.”
See below the series of tweets:
KDSG has announced extraordinary preventive measures against coronavirus: Civil servants from Level 12 and below are to stay at home for the next 30 days, except for those on essential service; only sellers of food & medicines can open their shops in the markets from tomorrow— Governor Kaduna (@GovKaduna) March 23, 2020
Security agencies will enforce restrictions on large gatherings, especially in churches and mosques and as well as the closure of schools, whether public or private, religious or secular, Islamiya or run by Christian missions.