As part of the drastic measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government has announced a travel ban that will halt movement of persons from one state to another.
Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure on Thursday through media aide of the president, Bashir Ahmad, who made the announcement on his Twitter page.
He also said motor parks across the country will be shut down in order to effectively enforce the measure.
BREAKING: The Federal Government announces plans to ban inter-state travel and possibly close down all motor parks as part of measures to curtail the spread of the #Coronavirus, Information Minister, Lai Mohammed discloses the plans this afternoon. #COVID19Nigeria
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) March 26, 2020
Currently eight states in the country have recorded cases of the virulent infection. Namely: Lagos, Abuja, Osun, Oyo, Ekiti, Edo, Ekiti and Rivers.
Lagos have the highest cases with 32 patients.