COVID-19: PLSG Adopts More Stringent Measures

By Danjuma Auta

Governor Simon Bako Lalong

Governor Simon Bako Lalong

The Plateau State Government has adopted more stringent measures to stop possible spread of the coronavirus into the state.

Secretary to the Government of Plateau State, Prof. Danladi Atu announced the new measures while addressing newsmen in Jos.

Atu disclosed that with effect from Sunday 29th March 2020, there will be prohibition of vehicular movement into Plateau State from all border entry routes from 6pm to 7am.

Said he: “Further measures taken include the following: Tricycles will no longer take more than 1 passenger.

“Saloon cars will only take 4 passengers including the driver.

“The Government has set up a COVID-19 Eradication Fund, which the organised private sector and well-spirited members of the public can contribute into. The essence of it is to take care of the vulnerable and some social challenges arising from the situation.”

The SGS added that government has also sets up a COVID-19 eradication fund, appealing to the organized private sector and well spirited members of the public to contribute into.

“We want to appeal to members of the public to continue to cooperate with the Government as we work together to ensure that we protect the lives of our people, as the State explores stiffer measures as no one is above the law”, Atu said.


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