Coronavirus: 4 Govs In Isolation
...Kogi, Rivers Shut Borders
Following confirmed two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 46, Rivers and Kogi states have shut their borders to curtail the spread of the virus in their states.
Also, four governors, namely Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State have gone into isolation, while Governor Abdulahi Sule of Nassarawa State, said he would work from home.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers declared all state borders shut indefinitely, barring movement in and out of the state from today to guard against spread of the virus.
The governor in a state broadcast said his administration’s measures have become imperative after an alleged Port Harcourt-bound infected passenger was stopped from boarding a flight from Abuja.
Also, Kogi State yesterday announced closure of all entry points in and out of the state as part of efforts to contain the Coronavirus pandemic in the state. It also banned public gatherings above five persons.
Meanwhile, following his close contact with Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive for coronavirus, Governor Obaseki has gone into self-isolation.
Also, Governor Fayemi of Ekiti has said there is no cause for alarm over his decision to self-isolate, just as Governor Sule of Nassarawa said he has decided to work from home.
Also, Governor Bello of Niger has embarked on self isolation. He took the decision based on the fact that as a public figure, he must have had contact with some confirmed contact cases of COVID-19.
This came as President Muhammadu Buhari, resumed work after isolating himself for about 24 hours as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit some staff of State House.
Meanwhile, the Presidency yesterday said that the result of President Buhari’s coronavirus test which proved negative calls for rejoicing.
The Presidency also said that the State House has not been shut down, but rather on partial lock-down as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, adding that socio-economic activities in the country are presently on a low.