By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID – 19, the Adamawa State Government has imposed a lockdown throughout the state, from midnight Tuesday March 31, 2020.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Press Secretary to the Governor, Humwashi Wonosikou, and made available to newsmen on Monday.
According to the statement, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri regretted that the directive to workers on grade levels 1 to 14 to stay at home was not adhered to, hence, Government is left with no option than to impose the lockdown in the overall interest of the people as Covid-19 continues to spread with 111 reported cases in Nigeria.
“Inter State travel restriction is also imposed as inter State and international borders with Cameroon are to remain shut during this period.
“The ban also affects tricycles, taxis and bus operators throughout the dtate.
“Social Activities such as clubbing and joints are banned, markets are also hereby restricted, except for those selling food items, Pharmaceuticals, Filling Stations, while Banks are to provide skeletal services”, the statement stated.
Fintiri said the decision to impose lockdown though painful, was necessary to save lives, stressing that “we all have to forgo something for the good of Adamawa State”.
The Government however emphasised on the need to ensure basic hygieniv practices of hand washing, social distancing and avoiding crowded places.