In an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Nasarawa State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Karu Local Government Area of the state with effect from Thursday because of its proximity to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The government also banned vehicular movement from 8p.m. to 6a.m. across the state.
Governor Abdullahi Sule made the announced the measures on Wednesday, while addressing journalists in government house, Lafia.
He said: “This is particularly necessary, considering the influx of people from the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja which has been locked down as part of measures to control the spread of the pandemic.
“It is for this reason and in line with the provision of the Nasarawa State Dangerous Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations, 2020, as well as the advice of the Nasarawa State High Powered Committee on COVID-19, that the measures come into immediate effect.
“Enforcement of a 24 hour curfew in Karu Local Government Area with effect from 6p.m. of Thursday, April 2, for 14 days in the first instance; entry into Nasarawa State is hereby restricted to between 6p.m. and 6a.m. and all persons coming into the state shall continue to be screened at the designated check-points/mobile clinics.”