The governor of Bauchi state, Alhaji Bala Mohammed has signed into law an order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state. He called the law “Bauchi State Infectious Disease Prevention Regulations”.
Alhaji Bala Mohammed also ordered the tracing of over 100 people who came in from Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja which are considered the high-risk states to be arrested and take in for testing and are to be quarantined.
The Special Assistant on New Media to the Governor, Lawal Muazu Bauchi in a statement made available to DAILY POST reads;
“Special Mobile Court has been set up to ensure the enforcement of the order while penalties for the offenders of the order have also been designed.
“Under the order signed by the governor, penalties for offenders are as follows:
“Violators of the partial lockdown to pay N5,000;
“Those on essential services to use face masks or to pay N5,000;
“Achaba operators to pay N5,000 if caught;
“Violators of social distancing to pay N5,000;
“Keke Napep without observing social distancing, N10,000;
“Vehicles coming from other states to pay N20,000;
“Trucks to pay N30,000.”
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