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Benue Deputy Gov Abounu leads night Monitoring at entry points, conducts compulsory test on travellers from Abuja

Following reports of a deluge of individuals from different spots into Benue State, around night time, Deputy Governor,Engr.Benson Abounu,despite a heavy downpour lead a group of the State Action Committee on COVID-19 to monitor some roads, leading into Makurdi, the state's capital city at

As indicated by the Deputy Governor, who additionally Chairs the Committee, the points of the monitoring the movement was to implement and enforce the dusk to dawn curfew imposed in the state to stop the people from moving at night, and as measure towards controling the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state and also to take into isolation of any people entering the state from high-frequency zones.

During the Monitoring drivers discovered, disregarding the time limit were confined on the spot till its expiry at 6 am,their details were taken and a solid worded were given to them, with the risk of extreme sanctions if they are found violating the curfew again 

According to some component of the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Protocols set up by the Federal Ministry of Health, all drivers and travelers on their vehicles were exposed to an obligatory internal temperature level check to learn their essential wellbeing condition. 

In the course of monitoring the situation some passengers were identified to have been travelling from Abuja ,they were taken into one of the state isolation centers in Makurdi where they were placed under observation inline the with protocols.

Engr. Abounu said that the isolation of the travelers from Abuja reflects a new dimension in efforts by the Action Committee to keep the state free of the virus

He said a tightening of the measures was necessary now, given a potential last minutes rush of people to Benue state to beat the coming total lockdown of the country as agreed by the state governors forum.

He also called on the people of the state to be vigilante and report anyone who may have come into the state recently from outside using their emergency telephone lines number 

With him on the observation strategic were Secretary of the Committee and Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Sunday Ongbabo, Commissioner for Information, Mrs. Ngunan Beeka Addingi, Benue State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bemgba Iortyom and a unit of the Taskforce on Boundaries/Borders Closure .

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