Plateau govt orders closure of markets


As part of the efforts by the Plateau State government to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state, Governor Simon Lalong, has shut down all markets in the state and also threatened complete lockdown of the state if citizens do not comply with the preventive measures put in place.

The state governor in a state broadcast to the state, on Tuesday, said they were shut in view of the crowds associated with markets adding that the closure will take effect as from Wednesday.

He narrated that only traders selling food items, pharmaceuticals and cooking gas are to remain open adding that all street trading, street hawking, and begging are prohibited while the popular weekly Sunday markets at…

Source: Nigerian Tribune