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General News of Thursday, 26 March 2020

Source: MyNigeria

COVID-19: Ganduje orders closure of all borders in Kano State

Abdullahi Ganduje Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has ordered the closure of all borders linking the state to other parts of the country as a measure towards tackling the spread of coronavirus.

Ganduje made this known through his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, who said the ban takes effect from 12:00 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020,

He also revealed that the Kano Road Transport Authority (KAROTA), Hisbah and other security agencies will be used to enforce the order in the state.

?He said: “This includes all kinds of movements through the borders of the state, even those coming to Kano through Domestic Wing of Malam Aminu Kano International Airport will remain at the airport, without getting access into the city.?

“This decision is hard but absolutely necessary, as part of precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

“We urge Kano citizens and all other Nigerians to bear with this difficult situation”.?