By Oswald Agwu

To further strengthen the existing measures against the entrance and spread of the global pandemic, COVID-19, the Ebonyi State Government has placed restriction on the movement of commuters into and out of the State.


The announcement was contained in a release on Wednesday, endorsed by the Secretary to the State government, Kenneth Ugbala.

According to the release, the restriction  takes effect from Saturday 28th March 2020 and would remain so until desired success is achieved in combating the scourge. 

The. restriction however, excludes only vehicles on essential and special duties such as vehicles carrying foodstuff, drugs, oil, petroleum and gas as well as construction materials, in so far as  such drivers are not carrying any passenger.

Part of the statement reads: “To this effect, Ebonyi State Government shall from Saturday 28th March 2020, stop all passenger vehicles from entering the State. 

Governor Umahi and his deputy Igwe in a canoe

“There will be restriction of passengers/commuters coming in and out of Ebonyi State.

“The position of Ebonyi State Government is that everybody should stay where he/she is until this unfortunate scourge of coronavirus is over.

“The government would like Ebonyians to inform their family members, visitors, friends and well-wishers to be aware of this directive as there will be no exemption to its enforcement.

“Meanwhile, any attempt to violate this directive will be strongly resisted and defaulters will be arraigned before the COVID-19 Examination Room. 

“All entry/exist points, both land and sea in Ebonyi State shall be barricaded.”

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