Authorities and residents in Sokoto State have expressed fear over the rising circumstances of COVID-19 in West African nations particularly neighbouring Niger Republic.
As at Monday, April 13, there are over 500 confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 in Niger Republic with 12 deaths recorded.
This has elevated considerations in Sokoto State the place seven of its native authorities areas share border with Niger Republic. Extra worrisome is the unlawful entry routes from the nation into Nigeria.
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Sokoto State particular taskforce towards the unfold of COVID-19 nonetheless instructed Channels Tv that they’re able to liase with the related safety businesses to beef up safety on the border posts to information towards the unfold of the virus into the state.
Though, Sokoto State is but to document any case of COVID-19 and there aren’t any restrictions of motion inside the state, stringent measures have been put in place by authorities to make sure correct hygiene.
The official border publish are additionally shut because of the ongoing border drill operation with safety businesses accountable for motion in and in a foreign country.