Niger governor imposes 12-hour curfew as coronavirus cases rise in Nigeria

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The governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has announced further measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus into the state, with the imposition of a curfew between 8:00 am to 8:00 pm every day until further notice.

The governor has also instituted a ban on all public gatherings of more than 20 persons, and prohibiting street hawking with effect from today.

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Governor Bello in a statewide radio and television address on Monday in Minna, the state capital, further directed that all ministries, department and agencies be shut down immediately.

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The governor directed that civil servant in grade level 1-12 should operate from their homes, adding that hand sanitizers and other public precautions provided at the entrance of the state secretariat.

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