Governor Babagana Zulum has urged people of the Borno state to consider the threat Posed by the Covid 19 Pandemic as More Deadlier than the Boko Haram Insurgency.
While addressing journalist in the state governor Zulum said the pandemic was another trying and difficult period in the state which required pragmatic and preventive measures to address.
Zulum said some of the measure which will last for an initial period of two weeks include the directive to civil servant from Grade level 12 downward to stay and work from home, all shops in organized business areas are to provide hand washing and temperature monitoring devices in their premises, and also ensure social distancing. Otherwise, their shops will be closed.
Adding that restrictions is hereby imposed on the number of passengers in all types of public transport; three passengers and the driver in a car; two passengers and the rider in tricycle or keke NAPEP and Ten passengers and the driver in buses.
Stressing that all passengers and vehicular movement into the state are also banned as from Tuesday 31st of March; except vehicles conveying food items, medical .
The governor explained that the measures are interim in nature and may be reviewed at the end of the two-week period, depending on the prevailing circumstances at the time.
Zulum appeals to everyone to remain calm and abide by all the instructions and guidelines given by health personnel in respect of the coronavirus.
He then urges the, people to intensify prayers in order to avert deadly calamity.