Buni directes closure of state entry
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has directed closure of the state entry and exit from midnight of last Tuesday to guard against importation of the dreaded corona virus into the state.
This was contained in release issued by Mamman Muhammad, Director General, Press and Media Affairs to the Governor, saying: “This became necessary following the spike in spread of the virus in the country.”
He added: “The governor expressed gratitude to Allah (SWT) for sparing the state and its people since the outbreak of the virus pandemic and the zero status of the state.”
According to the statement, in spite of the state’s zero status, government had taken adequate measures by establishing isolation centers with equipment and constituting a committee on the disease under the chairmanship of the state deputy governor, Hon. Idi Barde Gubana.
The release also indicated that a Rapid Response Team was also established to closely monitor any suspicious case as “we remain grateful that we have no single case up to this moment,” it added.
Therefore, Governor Buni urged the people to adhere to medical advises, avoid over crowded gatherings and ensure washing of their hands, the release revealed.