The Kaduna State Government has quarantined 50 people who violated the ban on interstate travel at the state NYSC camp.
According to the statement released by the state, the affected people will be isolated for 14 days to ensure they are COVID-19 free.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai in a statement released through his spokesman, Muyiwa Adekeye, noted that 27 travellers were the first set taken to the NYSC quarantine Centre on Sunday, while 23 others were brought in on Monday.
He stated that the federal and the State quarantine orders currently in force prohibit non-essential travel, stressing that the State would no longer offer the option of quarantine for persons travelling illegally.
Adekeye added the people with essential duty would only be allowed to enter the state, while others will ve turned back and compelled to return to their points of departure.
He called on federal government employees travelling with their families and friends for non-essential reasons to shun the practice, pointing out that such persons ought to set an example of compliance with regulations, including the nationwide prohibition of interstate travel imposed by President Buhari.
It warned, “Federal government vehicles, identity papers and uniforms should not be used to violate state regulations or to assume immunity from regulations issued by the President.”
It reminded residents that it was a violation of the law and infectious diseases regulations for anyone to seek to evade testing or treatment, and warned that persons who knowingly place other people in danger of infection or avoid testing and treatment are liable to prosecution for endangering public safety.