Kaduna state government has warned travelers coming into or passing through the state without valid passes to desist from Thursday or face 14-day quarantine in the state isolation center.
Kaduna state has been under 24 hours curfew since late last month to keep lager part of the residents under family quarantine, while a two-day window was granted citizens on Tuesday and Wednesday to restock food and other essential needs.
A statement issued by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, on Wednesday said that the move aimed at stopping further spread of Coronavirus to the state and curbing the spread of Covid-19 within the state.
According to Aruwan, “the Kaduna state government has warned travelers trying to breach its quarantine conditions to desist or face 14 days’ in an isolation facility.
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“The notice was issued at the end of today’s meeting of the State Standing Committee on Covid-19. This order comes into effect tomorrow, Thursday, 9th April 2020. “The state government said that all entry points will be barricaded, and only authorised traffic will be given passage. Those denied entry will be asked to return to where they were coming from.
“Those who express a preference for entering Kaduna state will then be taken to spend 14 days in an isolation facility. Persons without valid passes are strongly advised to cancel any plans to travel to Kaduna state.
“Security agencies have firm instructions to turn back people at entry points into the state like the Kaduna-Abuja Road, Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road, Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Road, Kachia Road, the Bwari-Jere-Kagarko Road, Gumel-Kwoi-Keffi Road, Zaria-Funtua Road and the Jos-Manchock Road. “This order also affects other entry and exit points into the state that may not be listed here. The state has imposed clear quarantine regulations in the interest of public safety. These will be strictly enforced to keep people safe from Covid-19,” Aruwan added.