Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello has ordered the closure of markets and neigbhourhood centers in Abuja.
This was done in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus in the FCT, as Muhammad Bello also ordered the immediate closure of churches and mosques.
The minister explained that containing the virus depended largely on personal choices, as he announced that the Federal Capital Territory Administration has raised an emergency response team to tackle the spread of the virus. He said;
“Shops in the markets and neighbourhood centres in the FCT are to be shut to traders except those who sell essential commodities and medicines. However, pharmacies and supermarkets selling essential products and bakeries are to remain open but abide strictly by laid down measures.”
Workers on Grade level 1 to 12, have also been directed to work from home as a precautionary measure against the spread of the virus.