Coronavirus: Borno state government has banned visits to IDP camps

While the world is fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the Borno state government has banned visitors from all internally displaced persons camps.

  The four-week ban was announced by the president of the National Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Hajiya Yabawa Kolo. According to her, the state took the decision as one of the strategies to prevent the importation of the virus into the camps, adding that the measure had become necessary because some neighboring countries like the Republic of Chad and Cameroon have recorded cases suspects.

Kolo explained that despite the borde The boss of Borno SEMA ordered all the camp directors of Gamboru-Ngala, Damasak, Kalabalge, Banki, Bama and Monguno not to accept IDPs from neighboring countries in their camps.

“We know we have a lot of threat around us following sighting of suspected cases of the virus in Cameroon and Chad and we have some border towns very close to those countries. We do not want to go to the issue of response because even in developed countries, it was difficult for them to contain this pandemic. So at our own level, we are positioning ourselves to see how best we can stop the virus from transmitting in the state” she said

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