Lalong restricts movement into Plateau





Plateau state government has said effective Sunday; tricycles are allowed to take only one passenger, and saloon cars will take only three passengers, as measures aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

It further placed prohibition of vehicular movement into Plateau state from all border entry routes from 6pm to 7am, daily.

The Secretary to the Government of the State,(SGS), Professor  Danladi Atu, said in press briefing, Saturday in Jos that “Tricycles will no longer take more than one passenger and  Saloon cars will only take four  passengers, including the driver.”

Atu said government appreciated the level of substantial compliance with the orders adding that, “however, the government takes exception to the non-challance and flagrant disregard of the directives by some individuals and groups who have remained recalcitrant.

“They have also mobilised their followers to disobey the orders of government, which is meant to protect the lives of the people.”

He said the state is yet to record any case of the disease and  government has set up a COVID-19 Eradication Fund, which will ensure that  the  organised private sector and well-spirited members of the public can contribute.

“The essence of it is to take care of the vulnerable and some social challenges arising from the situation,” he said.

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