By TERYIMA ANDREW
Plateau state government has banned Vehicler movement into Jos, the state capital from tomorrow Sunday, 6:00pm.
The Plateau state government made it decision known during a press conference, through the Secretary to the Government of GOvernment (SSG), Prof Danladi Atu.
“Beginning from tomorrow Sunday, no vehicle will be allowed into Jos as from 6:00pm on Sunday.”
He said the measure is part of precautionary means of ensuring that it citizens are safe from contracting the disease.
The Plateau state government said henceforth, no Tricycle will be allowed to convey more than a passenger.
Taxis will be allowed to carry only four passengers including the driver, while busses shall be allowed to carry 7 passengers instead of the usual 14 Passengers.
Prof Atu denny rumors making around that the governor of Plateau state Simon Lalong is on safe isolation, he said it was false accusations.
According to the SGS, the governor has not mingle with any person who has contracted the disease, therefore he is safe.
The SGS explained that the state has not recorded any case of Coronavirus disease.
Prof Atu expressed worries that some individuals and groups has undermine government directives on complaince to tips toward preventing infection of Coronavirus disease.
Below are the orders earlier given by the government: “closure of all markets (except those selling food items pharmaceuticals and cooking gas)
“No congregation of more than 50 people at places of worship etc,
and strict observance of 2- metres social distancing where up to 50 people.”
congregate, as well as provision of hygiene materials such as water, soap and sanitizers.”
Prohibition of street trading, street hawking, and begging.”
Ban on weekly Sunday markets at Ahmadu Bello Way, Bukuru and environs; closure of all drinking joints, social centres and night clubs
Mandatory provision of take-away packs by restaurants to avoid crowding
Cancellation of all festivals and anniversaries.”
Strict adherence to 2-metres social distancing in motor parks and inside all transport vehicles and tricycles.”
Capture of data of inbound and outbound passengers at all motor parks in Plateau State.” It warned.
The state government said it will ensure full enforcement on the prohibition made in the state.
According to SSG, the state government has acquired safety kits toward tackling the virus should it emanate in the state.