The Nasarawa State Government has announced that about 43 residents of the state who returned from Lagos State will be quarantined for the mandatory 14 days prescribed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
This was disclosed by the Nasarawa State Governor, in a statement during his opening remark at a meeting with traditional and religious leaders at the Government House, Lafia.
He stated that said the 43 Lagos returnees were on their way to Shendam in Plateau State, when they were intercepted in Akwanga.
“It has become imperative to take this drastic move because of the alarming increase in the spread of the dreaded pandemic as well as the need to protect the citizens of the state against the virus.
“The state government will commence a mandatory 14 days quarantine of citizens of the state returning from either Lagos or Kano states.”
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“The coronavirus is unfortunately spreading fast with now Katsina and Kano states also under total lockdown.”