Buhari to ban inter-state travelling to contain coronavirus spread

Buhari to ban inter-state travelling to contain coronavirus spread

<p class="">The government is also considering closing all motor parks and inter-state rail stations.</p>

<h1>The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government says it is considering banning inter-state travelling in Nigeria to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.</h1>

<p class="">Nigeria has <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/coronavirus-rises-to-51-as-ncdc-confirms-5-new-cases-in-3-states/ldfljrl" id="a314c49d-0f4b-4d54-b4a9-8a338e7975d3">recorded 51 cases of coronavirus</a> in eight states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).</p>

<p class="">While speaking during a media briefing on Thursday, March 26, 2020, the Minister of Information and Culture, <strong>Lai Mohammed</strong>, said the government is considering the ban, as well as other tough measures, to stop the exportation of the disease to states that do not have it and minimise spread. </p>

<p class="">The ban will not affect essential services necessary for combating the disease which has spread all over the world with over 400,000 infections.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/MmM7MDA_/02a9b29eb02b0f598bca5bcd7285f311.jpg" alt="Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [FMIC]"> <figcaption>Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [FMIC]</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">Other measures being considered by the government include closing all motor parks and inter-state rail stations, and using fire fighting and other adaptable vehicles and personnel to fumigate cities and towns.</p>

<p class="">Mohammed assured Nigerians that whatever decisions taken by the government will be in the best interest of the country.</p>

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