Taraba State Government has ordered a total lockdown of the State, from 11 pm of Wednesday, 21 April, 2020.
The deputy governor of the State, Alhaji Haruna Manu disclosed this during a broadcast on Tuesday.
He announced that the action became necessary because of the increase in number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in neighboring states.
Manu said the police have been directed to arrest and prosecute those violating the lockdown, adding that movement of persons and vehicles is banned.
He added 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.
“Mosques and Church services have also been suspended until further notice.
“Wedding, naming ceremonies and all large gatherings are banned till further notice.
“People will, however, be allowed to come out only on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm to buy essential items, according to the government.
“We will continue to take all necessary actions against the spread of coronavirus into the state,” he said.
The number of states with confirmed cases in Nigeria has increased to twenty-five.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, 117 cases were confirmed in Nigeria within twenty-four hours.
This brings the number of Coronavirus cases in Nigeria to a total of 782.