Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has given directive for an indefinite closure of Mubi and Ganye international cattle markets to curb spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the state.

The directive is contained in a statement by Humwashi Wonosikou, Press Secretary to the Governor, on Tuesday in Yola.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that as at Tuesday, the state had recorded a total of 12  COVID-19 cases.

Fintiri said the order was part of the guideline on easing the Lockdown imposed on the state to contain the spread of COVID-19.

According to him, the guidelines are to regulate movement as part of measures to contain the spread of the pandemic.

”The order gives legal backing to the indefinite closure of Mubi Main and Ganye International Cattle Markets.

”Other markets affected include Chigari, Gurin and Wuro-Bokki all in Fufore Local Government Area (LGA), as well as Konkol cattle market in Maiha LGA.

“Operation of recreational areas, facilities and event centres such as Clubs, Bars, Gardens, Beer Parlours are by this order banned,” Fintiri said.

He further stated that the directive also banned all social and religious gatherings, adding that weddings and burials where necessary could hold but with not more than 15 people in attendance.

He said that the directive also backed the resumption of work by civil servants on grade level 12 and above, effective from Monday.

”Those on grade levels 01 to 10 will be divided into two groups for the purpose of reporting to duty between 8:00am to 2:00 pm on weekdays.

”Schools across the state will remain closed until further notice, but are encouraged to continue with e-learning and virtual teachings,” he said.

The governor further said that persons with underlying medical challenges and low immunity and those above 65 years are advised to remain at home.

He added that parks and busstops are to maintain environmental hygiene, provide temperature checks and hand sanitising points, while wearing of face masks was also compulsory.


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