Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has introduced the closure of all land borders with neighbouring states and Niger Republic, as a part of measures to comprise potential unfold of Covid-19 to the state.
NAN experiences that Katsina State shares borders with Jigawa, Kano, Kaduna and Zamfara, and with the Republic of Niger to the north.
The directive was contained in an announcement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abdulkarim Sirika on Friday in Katsina.
Sirika, who can also be the Chairman, Special Task pressure on Control of Covid-19 within the state, stated that the measure takes impact from 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
“In continuation with efforts to comprise the potential unfold of coronavirus pandemic within the state, His Excellency Aminu Masari, has directed the closure of all land borders with neighbouring states and Niger Republic.
“To this effect therefore, movement of people into the state are strictly prohibited with effect from 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2020,” he stated.
He, nonetheless, stated that gas tankers and autos carrying meals objects and different important commodities could be allowed into the state after thorough screening and take a look at on the entry factors.
Sirika additional defined that persons are at liberty to maneuver throughout the state.