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Yobe extends lockdown

Some members of the Yobe state COVID-19 committee

Yobe State Government has extended its border closure and work from home directive for civil servants to the 30th April, 2020.

A member of the Yobe state COVID-19 committee and Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture Abdullahi Bego announced this at a press briefing in Damaturu.

Abdullahi Bego explained that the extension of the border closure and the work from home directives were part of holistic and comprehensive approach towards protecting the people and maintaining the zero case status of the state.

The commissioner noted that the Yobe state COVID-19 Committee resolved that movement into and out of the state especially across borders between Yobe; Jigawa and Bauchi states continue to remain restricted where security operatives would continue to enforce the restriction order

He further appealed to the people across the state to implement all measures against COVID-19 including social distancing, regular hand washing and general hygiene.

Meanwhile, the North East Development Commission, NEDC and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) have donated medical equipment worth millions of Naira to complement Yobe state government’s effort in preventing and managing the pandemic in the state in the event of any out break.

While receiving the items, the chairman of the Yobe state COVID-19 committee who is also the Deputy governor Idi Barde Gubana commended the organizations for the gesture.

Items donated by the NEDC include: 1,800 personal protective equipment, 2 set of ventilators, 1,000 packs of surgical masks, 32 pieces of infra-red themometer, 400 packets of hand gloves and 400 pieces of hand sanitizers among others .

Alkasim Bala

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