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Sokoto govt orders closure of land borders over coronavirus

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The Governor of Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal has ordered the closure of all inter-state routes into the state as measure to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Tambuwal in a live broadcast on Thursday said the decision takes effect from Friday, March 27.

He disclosed that the closure will last for two weeks pending observations on trends of the disease in the state and country. Only food and essential medical commodities will be permitted.

Similarly, all civil servants on grade level 12 and below have been ordered by the state government to work from their homes for a period of two weeks from Friday, March 27 to Friday, April 10, 2020.

He said further measures to be taken by the state will be predicated on expert advice from the State Ministry of Health, Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and Federal Ministry of Health as and when the need arises.

The governor urged citizens to cooperate with relevant authorities and adhere to measures in the interest of the general well-being and survival of the human race.

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