Covid 19: Gov. Ishaku bans handshakes in Taraba

Posted by News Express | 20 March 2020 | 1,449 times

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•Taraba State Governor Ishaku

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has urged residents of the state to stop handshakes and unnecessary movement in order to check the spread of Covid 19 in the state.

Ishaku disclosed this to newsmen in Jalingo as he returned after 87 days away over health issues.

He noted that the State Government had set up isolation centres at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo and the Specialist Hospital Jalingo in case of an outbreak of the disease in the state.

The governor explained that he had not fully recovered but his doctors allowed him to travel back home.

Ishaku thanked the people of the state for their prayers and understanding while he was away on treatment.

“I want to urge the people of the state to stop handshakes and unnecessary movement for now.

“People can chart and transact businesses online so as to reduce physical contacts so as to check the spread of the deadly diseases,” he said.

Ishaku also said that the government was functioning while he was away contrary to some media reports.

“While I was away, road constructions, security management and every government function were going on smoothly,” he said.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ishaku left the state on Dec. 22, 2019, and his long stay over health issues sparked up criticism in some quarters. (NAN)

Source: News Express

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