Coronavirus: FG to Ban inter-State travel, Considers other tougher measures

The Federal Government has revealed that it is considering tougher measures in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease, one of which is to ban inter-state/inter-town travels.

Nigeria’s Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed stated this when he addressed a press conference today in Abuja.

Mr Lai Mohammed said that the Federal Government were considering the tougher measures in order to “enforce compliance, stop the exportation of the disease to states that do not have it and minimize spread of the disease.”

Other measures being considered by the Federal Government according to Lai Mohammed include closing all motor parks in the country as well as using fire fighting and other adaptible vehicles and personnel to fumigate cities and towns.

He however reassured Nigerians that whatever decision taken by the government will always be in their best interest.

The Minister for Information also acknowledge the government’s receipt of donated safety and test kits from Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma.

The donated supplies include 100,000 face masks, 1,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) and 20,000 test kits.

He said that the face masks and PPE donated by the Chinese billionaire will go directly to the front-line health workers across the country while the test kits will be shared among the five test laboratories in Nigeria.

The minister then cautioned Nigerians against the spread of fake news as it will only be clog the efforts of the Federal Government in stemming the spread of the disease.

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