The Taraba state government has ordered the closure of its borders, following the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country.
The government that made the restriction of movement known on Saturday, March 28, said it will take full force from Sunday, March 29.
This was disclosed in a statement by Hassan Mijinyawa, the chief press secretary to Governor Darius Ishaku.
The statement read: “Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku has banned travels in and out of the state with effect from Sunday, March 29.
“The decision to close the state’s land borders was taken as part of continued efforts by the state government to protect the residents from the spread of the dreaded coronavirus.
“The commissioner of police and the commandant of national security and Civil Defence Corps has been directed to ensure strict compliance.”
Earlier, The Herald gathered that Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku said he has been staying in Abuja since December 2019 to recuperate from a domestic accident he suffered.