The Borno State Government has announced a ban on incoming vehicles into the state with effect from Tuesday March 31st.

Food trucks, medical and humanitarian supplies are however exempted from the ban.

This was contained in a statement issued by the governor, Babagana Umara Zulum late Saturday. The measure is to ensure the protection of citizens against the spread of world famous Covid-19. Borno has not recorded any suspected or confirmed case.

Civil servants from grade level 1-12 have also been directed to by the announcement begin to work from home again with the exception of those on essential service.

“All banks operating in Maiduguri and organizations using biometric attendance equipment must provide hand washing stations and hand sanitizers at all Operation points. Furthermore banks are to limit number of customers in banking halls to not more than 15 at a time and to activate all ATM points to be functional.” Zulum said.

The government also restricted the number of passengers in cars to three while tricycles are to carry only two at a time, according to the statement.

Others affected by the measures which is to last two weeks, are shops in organized business areas, now directed to provide hand washing stations and temperature monitoring devices while promoting social distancing.

Recall that the state government had banned visiting of IDP camps to curb the spread of the disease among the affected population.