Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has said that henceforth returnees from Lagos and Kano would be isolated for 14 days.
Sule said this while addressing traditional rulers and some religious leaders on Monday at a meeting held at the Government House, Lafia.
He said the measure became necessary because of the alarming increase in the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic and the need to protect the residents.
He expressed concern that the virus was spreading fast instead of subsiding, with Katsina and Kano states also under total lockdown.
The governor said that his major source of concern for the state was the increasing number of persons that tested positive for the virus in Abuja.
He appealed to traditional rulers, led by the Chairman of the State Traditional Rulers Council and Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage (rtd.), to ensure that returnees from the two states were isolated.
“Even if they are our relations, as long as they are returning home from Lagos or Kano, we will go ahead and isolate them and test them,” Sule said.