Gombe Governor Approves Additional Measures Against COVID-19

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Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya speaking during a meeting with the state traditional council on Tuesday April 21, 2020 after he announced positive cases of Coronavirus recording in the state.

By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved additional measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state with effect from 6 pm of Monday, 27th April, 2020.

According to a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant ( Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli, they are as follows:
1. Commercial Motorcycles operation, popularly called Achaba is banned throughout the state.
2. Tricycle ( Keke NAPEP) operators are allowed to carry only one adult passenger at a time.
3. All calls to Muslim prayers are allowed ONLY to notify the faithful of the time for prayers and NOT for observing congregational prayers in the mosques. All Muazzins ( persons responsible for calls to prayers) should clearly mention (in Arabic and local languages) that people should observe their prayers in their respective homes.
4. In line with provisions of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control ( NCDC), everyone is strongly advised to wear face mask at all the times. 

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