Jigawa State government has announced closure of its broader with neighbouring states as part of measures against the spread of COVID 19 in the state.
The state commissioner of health Dr Abba Zakari announced this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of emergency meeting with religious leaders, Transport union, community leaders and state taskforce against COVID 19.
He said the broader closure will take effect from Friday 12 midnight and all necessary measures will be use to enforce the restriction.
Dr Zakari added that, the meeting with religious leader has approved the shortening of prayer time and service. They also approved the banning of social gathering such as, Wedding, Naming ceremony and condolence, however few people of not more than 20 can briefly hold the ceremony.
Similarly, the state commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps aAlhaji Garba Muhammad said, they have mobilized 250 special corps for emergency respond in case of any reported case,as well as enforcing any low and measures/decision taken to prevent the spread of the diseases in to the state.
In their side the state chapter of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives along with Nigeria Medical Association promise to joined hands with state government in taken measures and enlighten public to adhere with preventive measures against the virus spread.
This was contained in a communique issued at the end of their joined meeting held on 26th March at their Secretariat in Dutse. They however called on government to speedy action on training the health workers on how to handle the new equipments supplied for treatment of any reported case of COVID 19.