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Coronavirus: Abia State to close its borders

Coronavirus: Abia State to close its borders

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has approved the closure of the state’s borders as recommended by the state’s inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19.

Closure of all Abia state land borders will be affected by 4 am on Sunday, 29th March 2020.

In a statement released by the Commissioner for Information Chief John Okiyi Kalu, it was gathered that traditional rulers and security agencies have been directed to ensure that those identified to have returned from Lagos, Abuja and overseas observe self-isolation for at least 14 days.

The statement reads;

“Security agencies, traditional rulers and community youths in the state are to ensure total compliance with this directive and take all necessary measures including total blocking of the borders till further notice.

“Particular effort should be geared towards stopping those that might attempt to sneak into the state either at night or at dawn till further notice.

“Furthermore, traditional rulers and security agencies should ensure that those identified to have returned fromLagos, Abuja and overseas are confined to their homes in isolation for at least 14 days.

“Kindly call 0700 2242 362 to report any incidents and observations.”

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