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Govt Okays total lockdown of Taraba state as Nigeria confirms 117 Coronavirus cases in one day



Taraba State Government has ordered a total lockdown of the State effective from 11 pm of Wednesday, 21 April, 2020.

The deputy governor of the State, Alhaji Haruna Manu disclosing this during a broadcast on Tuesday said the action became necessary because of the increase in number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in neighboring states.

Manu said that roadblocks have been mounted at boundaries between Taraba and all neighbouring states, as well as all local government areas that shared international boundaries with Cameroon and the police directed to arrest and prosecute those violating the lockdown, adding that movement of persons and vehicles is banned.

Other things suspended includes “Mosques and Church services , wedding, naming ceremonies and all large gatherings till further notice” while People will  be allowed to come out only on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm to buy essential items.

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