Monday, March 23, 2020

COVID- 19: Borno bans visits to IDPs camps

Borno Government has imposed a four-week ban on visitors to all Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDPs) camps in the state.

The move is the strategy to containing the outbreak of the virus in the state.

The Chairperson of the State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA), Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, made the announcement during a meeting with 51 camp managers on Monday in Maiduguri.

According to her, the state took the decision as one of the strategies to prevent the importation of the virus at the camps into the state.


He added that the measure became necessary as some of the neighbouring countries like Chad Republic and Cameroon are recording suspected cases.

She explained that despite closure of the borders by the neighbouring countries, there were still influx of IDPs into the state.

The SEMA Boss directed all camp managers from Gamboru-Ngala, Damasak, Kalabalge, Banki, Bama and Monguno not to accept IDPs from any neighbouring country into their camps.

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