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According to The Nation, greater than twenty authorities officers of Yobe State Government final week travelled to United Arab Emirate, UAE amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Their journey overseas has sparked apprehension within the state as residents of Damaturu has known as for his or her quarantine in Lagos or Abuja earlier than they arrive Damaturu and different elements of the state.
Some of the individuals who spoke to our correspondent in Damaturu nervous why the officers determined to embark on a overseas journey right now that everybody is making an attempt to reduce the importation and unfold of the COVID-19 within the nation.
Most of the individuals who spoke on situation of anonymity known as on the isolation and quarantine of the officers on their return earlier than they get again to Damaturu for worry of contracting the virus.
But the Commissioner for Health in Yobe State, Dr. Mohammed Lawan Gana mentioned his State Emergency Operation group of COVID-19 is in fixed contact with all of the officers telling them what to do and what not to take action as to take precautionary measures in opposition to contracting the virus.
The Nation reviews that over twenty officers of Yobe State Government together with a particular quantity Commissioners, Special Advisers, members of the State House of Assembly, everlasting secretaries, administrators within the state civil service amongst others journey to the United Arab Emirate(DUBAI) to attend a global workshop.
According to the Commissioner, all of the officers will probably be handled like some other traveler coming into the nation primarily based on the Federal Government journey advisory.
“The National Travel Advisory is relevant to any individual coming into the nation and all of the measures that will probably be taken on the airport is relevant to them (the Yobe officers). The advisory has clearly acknowledged what must be performed. If you might be coming from sure international locations you might want to be quarantined and so forth and so forth.
“Once they are coming back into the country, right from entry, everything will be sorted out from there,” Dr. Gana defined.
He additionally added that; “Dubai is not one of the countries of concern as at now. But as they come in, they will be given a form to fill and do other necessary things before they leave the airport.”
On whether or not he has suggested the state authorities in regards to the return of the officers again to the state, Dr. Gana mentioned; “Since we’re working inside the tips of the Federal Government, I can’t supply a distinct advise from the measures that the Federal Government is taking over the COVID 19 difficulty. Don’t neglect, Yobe can’t be handled in isolation.
“But what I want the people to know is that we are in contact with them. We told them what they need to do and what they ought not do while they are staying in Dubai, and when they are coming back all the needful will be done at the point of entry,” he mentioned.
As at Tuesday, the UAE introduced 15 new circumstances of the virus which introduced the variety of circumstances to 113.
The Yobe officers are anticipated to be again to Nigeria in the present day.