By Benjamin Awua, Jalingo
Following the ravaging COVID-19 across the nation, the government of Taraba State has on Saturday banned travels in and out of the state with effect from Sunday, March 29, 2020.
In a statement issued and signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Hassan Mijinyawa, and made available to journalists in Jalingo.
The statement said that the decision to shutdown the state’s land borders as well as inter state travels was taken as part of the precautionary measures by the state government to protect the residents from the spread of the dreaded coronavirus.
Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has equally directed the Commissioner of Police and the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, to ensure strict compliance with the order.
Recall that the Taraba State government has in the past weeks embarked on several proactive measures to stop the virus from spreading into the state including ban on public gatherings of over 20 persons, closure of schools, stay at home order for junior civil servants and campaign on personal hygienes.
The government has also set up a technical committee on COVID-19 and provided two isolation centres to handle cases of the virus in case the state identifies any case.