Not less than 50 persons have been arrested and quarantined by Kaduna state for violating the inter-state travel ban by the federal government. The violators are quarantined at the state’s NYSC camp.
While giving update on the activities of the state on coronavirus pandemic, the Special Adviser on Media and Communication to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Muyiwa Adekeye said on Tuesday that the committee on COVID-19 quarantined the culprits and will keep them for 14 days to ensure that they were free of the virus.
“The quarantine centre received its first set of 27 violators on Sunday, while 23 others were brought in on Monday, following the deployment of senior government officials to enforce restriction of movement at various points of entry into the state,’’ he said.
He warned that the state government would no longer offer the option of quarantine for persons traveling illegally. “Federal and state quarantine orders currently in force, prohibit all non-essential travel. Therefore, all persons are expected to stay put wherever they are until the quarantine restrictions are lifted,’’ Adekeye said.
The special adviser warned that with the exception of persons on essential duty, anybody attempting to enter the state would henceforth, be turned back and compelled to return to their points of departure.