Gov. Yahaya Bello
Nigerian government on Monday announced its workers from grade 1 – 12 to work from home while other senior staffs should maintain some form of social distance, amongst other precautions.Universities are shut nationwide while some states have closed schools in the West African country to prevent local transmission of the virus.
Gov. Yahaya Bello has ordered the closure of all land and water entry points into Kogi State as part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.
The state Commissioner for information, Mr Kingsley Fanwo confirmed this in a statement issued in Lokoja on Wednesday.
According to Fanwo, passengers of commercial vehicles coming or going out of the state will henceforth go through health checks.
Persons with any disease condition which mimics CORVID-19 symptoms, including elevated temperatures, should have a medical report from a reputable hospital/medical practitioner, explaining their condition before venturing through the state,” the statement said.
It said that taxis could carry only three passengers at a time (one in front and 2 behind) and must provide hand sanitizers for use by their passengers.
“Buses may carry only two passengers per row of seats, subject to a maximum of 10 passengers per trip for any type of bus.
” All transport companies, transport unions and terminal operators must keep a travel manifest for inbound and outbound passengers, especially verified phone numbers.
“They must also provide hand-wash stands with soap in the garages and hand sanitizers in the buses.
” Passengers are required to cooperate by washing their hands with soap and water and sanitize them before boarding.
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