Travellers into Kaduna to spend 14 days at isolation centre, says govt

The Kaduna State Government has warned travellers trying to breach its quarantine conditions to desist or face 14 days' in an isolation facility.

It said any traveller who insists on coming into Kaduna from today will first have to spend 14 days at its isolation centre.

The notice was issued at the end of Wednesday's meeting of the State's Standing Committee on Covid-19.

A statement by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said, the order will become effective from today.

The Commissioner said that all entry points will be barricaded, and only authorised traffic will be given passage.

According to him, those denied entry will be asked to return to where they were coming from. Those who express a preference for entering Kaduna State will then be taken to spend 14 days in an isolation facility.

"Persons without valid passes are strongly advised to cancel any plans to travel to Kaduna State. Security agencies have firm instructions to turn back people at entry points into the state like the Kaduna-Abuja road, Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road, Kachia Road, the Bwari-Jere-Kagarko road, Gumel-Kwoi-Keffi road, Zaria-Funtua road and the Jos-Manchock road.

"This order also affects other entry and exit points into the state that may not be listed here.

"The state has imposed clear quarantine regulations in the interest of public safety. These will be strictly enforced to keep people safe from Covid-19," he said.

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