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Video: “Those Who Wish Me COVID-19, Will Have HIV” – Yahaya Bello

The executive Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has reacted to news going round on social media that may have contracted coronavirus from Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari on Nigeria.

Reacting to this his gym session inside the government house in Lokoja, the governor revealed that he’s hale and hearty, debunking the rumors of any possible infection of COVID-19.

His words :

“I gat no COVID”, “Those who wish me to have COVID, will have HIV.”

Watch the video below;

However, Governor Yahaya Bello has ordered the immediate closure of all entry points into the state.

The order includes land travels and waterways.

A statement issued by Commissioner for Information and Communication in Lokoja on Wednesday said entry and transit by any vehicle will be subjected to a successful health check of all passengers.

Fanwo added that to prevent avoidable delays, which may extend to preventive quarantining, persons with any disease condition similar to COVID-19 symptoms, including elevated temperatures, should have a medical report from a reputable hospital and medical practitioner explaining their condition before venturing through the state.

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The state government also issued guidelines of operation for all commercial motorists and cyclists.

“Tricycle (keke) operators may carry only one (1) passenger at a time and must provide hand sanitizers for use by their passengers. Regular 4-wheeled taxis may carry only three (3) passengers at a time (1 in front and 2 behind) and must provide hand sanitizers for use by their passengers. Buses may carry only two (2) passengers per row of seats, subject to a maximum of 10 passengers per trip for any type of bus.

“All transport companies, transport unions and terminal operators must keep a travel manifest for inbound and outbound passengers, especially verified phone numbers. They must also provide hand-wash stands with soap in the garages and hand sanitizers in the buses. Passengers are required to cooperate by washing their hands with soap and water and sanitize them before boarding. They are to be denied boarding if they fail to comply with the hygiene procedures.

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“Relevant officials are empowered to stop and enforce compliance. Defaulters will be arrested.

“All public areas, pubs, bars and restaurants are limited to 5 customers at a time, seated apart in line with the social distancing guidelines. Operators and customers are advised to utilise delivery and takeaway options more during this period,” the statement read.

Also, the state government reinforced suspension of all social, cultural and religious activities. Essential activities must not have a crowd beyond 5 persons.

Abba Kyari and Governor Yahya Bello

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