COVID -19: Abia orders immediate closure of land borders
By Steve Oko
As part of efforts to stem the spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, Abia State Government has ordered the closure of all its land borders.
A release by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu said Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu gave approval to the recommendation by the state inter -ministerial committee on coronavirus.
The order according to the release is to take effect from 4:00 am Sunday, March 29.
Government has directed security agencies, traditional rulers and youths in border communities to ensure strict compliance.
Below is a full text of the press release made available to Wawa News Global :
“Following the recommendation of the state’s inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 based on situational reviews, Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has approved the closure of all the state’s land borders with effect from 4am on Sunday, 29th March, 2020.
“Security agencies, traditional rulers and community youths in the state are to ensure total compliance with this directive and take all necessary measures including total blocking of the borders till further notice. Particular effort should be geared towards stopping those that might attempt to sneak into the state either at night or at dawn till further notice.
“Furthermore, traditional rulers and security agencies should ensure that those identified to have returned from
Lagos, Abuja and overseas are confined to their homes in isolation for at least 14 days.
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