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  • Updated: April 01, 2020

COVID-19: Kwara State To Fumigate Markets, Shut Boundaries

COVID-19: Kwara State To Fumigate Markets, Shut Boundaries

 

The Government of Kwara has said that it will be closing all boundaries, both local and external, restricting the movement of vehicles into the state, in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus in the state.

It was also announced that 200 fumigating machines had been bought to help fumigate markets and other parts of the state, starting on Thursday.

This news was disclosed by the Kwara  Deputy Governor and Chairman of Technical Committee on COVID-19, Mr. Kayode Alabi, t a press briefing in Ilorin, the state capital.

He said, “The government hereby announces the shutting down of all our land borders to ban movement to the state from elsewhere. The only exemptions to this rule are those stated in the address of Mr President. Specifically, these are vehicles carrying agricultural produce, medical equipment, and officials on essential duties related to COVID-19 campaign.”

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He added that, once the fumigation of markets in the state is done, the state will designate markets for people to buy their foodstuff.

The Specialist Hospital at Sobi, Ilorin has been committed as a a quarantine center for patients of coronavirus.

He said, “Following informed opinion of the medical advisory committee of the technical committee on COVID-19, the government hereby bans house-to-house distribution of materials at this time. Donors or their privies can drop such materials at collection points in each ward while beneficiaries go there and pick under strict compliance with COVID-19 prevention protocols.”

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