Adamawa isolates 99 Lagos, Ogun returnees

The Adamawa State Government has isolated nearly a hundred citizens returning from Lagos and Ogun states.

The returnees, who were mostly people working in factories in the states, were placed in two isolation facilities near the capital, Yola, for a 14-day observation to determine their COVID-19 status.

While 59 of the returnees were placed on an isolation facility in Numan, 40 others were quarantined at the Kpacham facility in Demsa, two gateway towns to Yola.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Chairman of the Adamawa State Covid-19 Containment Committee, Bashir Ahmad, said in an interview on Saturday that he ordered the isolation of the returnees on Friday.

He said his action was in keeping with instruction by Governor Ahmadu Fintiri on handling of people coming into the state from elsewhere.

While Lagos still clearly has the bulk of the COVID-19 infections put at 283 by Friday night (minus 90 recoveries and 10 deaths), Ogun had at least 10 confirmed cases by Friday but Adamawa is yet to confirm any case.

Ahmad, who said the state was anxious to keep the virus away, expressed dissatisfaction with neighbouring states over interstate travel ban.

The SSG, who led a team of experts and security operatives to monitor compliance with the interstate travel ban, specified that the neighbouring states were not cooporating.

He appealed to Gombe, Bauchi and Taraba state governments to enforce the interstate travel ban.

Adamawa SSG and COVID-19 Containment Committee Chairman, Mal Bashir Ahmad

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