Nigeria: Yobe State Government Extends Borders Closure To 14 Days

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The Yobe State Government has extended the closure of borders with Borno state to 14 daysto prevent COVID-19 virus fromspreading across the state.
Director General Press and Media Affairs to Governor Mai Mala BuniAlhaji Mohammed Mamman in a statement Sunday in Damaturu, disclosedthat government has placed a restriction order; on movements ofpersons and vehicles along Maiduguri road.

According to him, the restriction order takes effect from Sunday,April 19, 2020 at the Red Bricks Housing Estate, Damaturu to Warsalaborder village of Borno state.

He explained that the border closure, which will last for 14 days, isbeing enforced between the hours of 4pm and 7am daily.

Mamman therefore urged members of the public to ply theDamaturu-Warsala road from 7am to 3pm daily, while it remains closedfrom 4pm to 7am, before revising the movements order.

He also warned that Parking of vehicles along Maiduguri road withinthe restricted hours is also prohibited, adding that the peopleshould cooperate with border closure and vehicle restriction order.

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