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Violators of Covid-19 restrictions in Bauchi to pay N5,000 fine

Picture of the govenor while addressing newmen Thursday evening at Government House Bauchi

Bauchi State Governor Bala. Mohammed has signed an order to fine violators—including essential services workers and pedestrians—of Covid-19 movement restrictions a total N5,000.

“Pedestriants who violated the partial lockdown would pay N5,000, those on essential services must use face masks or pay the same amount of  N5,000 while achaba operators to pay N5,000 also,” he said.

Mohammed said the Executive Order 001 on COVID-19 virus tagged  Bauchi State Infectious Disease Prevention Regulations he signed covers the COVID-19 partial lockdown meant to control the spread of Coronavirus across the state.

The chief judge is to set up mobile courts and begin enforcing the order

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“We are coming with this order because we are always governed by the rule of law, we must clearly set out what we want to achieve, we have done the partial lockdown, we have closed markets partially, we have banned the operations of Okada, we have restricted the number of persons to be taken in Keke Napep, and we have suspended all public gatherings. We are doing it in order to protect the lives of our citizens in Bauchi state,” the governor said.

According to him, violators of physical and social distancing, Keke Napep, commercial vehicles, buses coming from other states as well as trucks will pay N5000, N10,000, N20,000 and N30,000 respectively.

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