COVID-19: Bauchi State Reverses Curfew

The Bauchi State Government has reversed the curfew it imposed from 6pm on Thursday, 2nd April, to alleviate the plight of the people.

The Deputy Governor of the State, Sen. Bala Tela, while addressing newsmen at the Government House in the state capital, said the absence of palliative measures from the Federal Government to cushion the effect necessitated review of the total lockdown. According to him, the borders remain closed between from 6:00pm, Thursday, 2nd April.

He stressed the sit-at-home advisory and social distancing as of the key measures to curtail the spread of the virus.


“Considering the fact that most people have to go out on a daily basis to look for what to eat, we, therefore, deem it expedient to allow people to go out to look for what to sustain themselves with while the stay at home directive lasts having observed that no palliative measures have been introduced by the Federal Government to cushion the effects of the lockdown.

”Consequently, we are putting emphasis on locking our borders so that unsuspecting carriers of the virus do not infiltrate and spread the virus.

”Effective from 6pm today, our borders will be closed for an initial period of 14 Days while restrictions of movement of people in towns and villages is hereby eased but social distancing is to be maintained in mosques, churches, markets, wedding and social ceremonies.”

Tela further stated that, the decision of the state Government to suspend curfew is due to the difficulties it’s the people of the state might experience. He added that, relevant security agencies have been notified of the new development.


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