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Breaking: FG Set To Ban Inter-state Travels Over Coronavirus In Nigeria




Coronavirus in Nigeria: The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to ban inter-state and inter-town travels in the country.


Jameela News reports that the country under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has taken this measure to control the spread of the deadly COVID19 virus.

The Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, Bashir Ahmad revealed the decision of the President to place this ban on Twitter, on Thursday, March 26.


Ahmad quoted the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, to have disclosed the plans of the President in shutting down all travel motor parks and banning inter-state travels.

He wrote, “The Federal Government announces plans to ban inter-state travel and possibly close down all motor parks as part of measures to curtail the spread of the #Coronavirus, Information Minister, Lai Mohammed discloses the plans this afternoon.”

Jameela News understands that this development was borne at a time when top personalities in Nigeria have contracted the deadly COVID19 virus.


This online news medium reported that son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed and Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari all tested positive to the virus.

The son of the Vice President and the Chief of Staff had visited the UK one of the worst-hit countries in Europe in the last 14 days while the Bauch Governor only had physical contact with Atiku’s son.

Meanwhile, the Edo State Governor and Ondo State who both had physical contact with Abba Kyari and Bala Mohammed tested negative to the deadly virus.

Coronavirus In Nigeria

COVID-19 emerged in China in the last days of 2019, during Summer, infecting thousands and killing thousands.

The virus which according to the World Health Organisation, WHO is known to be a respiratory attacker causing chronic pneumonia to most of its victim.

In January, the WHO declared the disease a global pandemic after it had managed to reach at least four continents within a short period of time. At the time the virus was labelled a global pandemic it was in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.

In March, the virus has successfully crossed all borders and have become a major concern for developing countries like Nigeria over the lack of standard health infrastructures, WHO said in a statement.

This was after Nigeria had recorded her first case in February and several other cases in March.

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