By Chris Nyamtu – Lafia
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has extended the 24 hour curfew in Karu Local Government Area and restriction of movements in major cities of the state by ten days to contain spread of COVID 19 in the state.
Governor Abdullahi Sule in a press briefing at the state government house in Lafia on the update of COVID 19 pandemic in the state said all markets and shops remained closed with the exception of food and medicine stores.
He said the curfew in Karu Local Government Area would be relaxed between 10 am and 2pm every Wednesdays and Saturdays to allow residents go out to restock their houses with food and make other important purchases.
Governor Abdullahi Sule also noted that palliative measures have been orovided as the state government had received large quantities of varieties of food items for distribution to the poorest residents of state to cushion the effect of the stay at home.
The governor warned that any children seen begging in any part of the state would be arrested and sent back to their respective home states.
Governor Abdullahi Sule called on residents of the state to continue to show understanding with government and see the actions as the only precautionary measures to check spread of COVID 19 pandemic.