The Plateau State Police Command has enforced the lock down law recently directed by the state government on businesses to curtail spread Covid19 in the state.
Governor Simon Lalong had yesterday in a state broadcast announced that in view of the crowds associated with markets, government is directing all markets to close effective 25th March 2020 and only traders selling food items, pharmaceuticals and cooking gas are to remain open.
In addition, the governor said all street trading, street hawking, and begging are prohibited and also, the weekly Sunday markets at Ahmadu Bello Way, Bukuru and environs are hereby banned.
To ensure compliance, the Police were seen going round some major streets in the state capital using public address system to warn some traders who opened shops for businesses to close down and go home in a polite manner.
“Please lock your shop and go home, your safety and that of other people matters” the man using the public address said.
A visit to the popular Taminus market in Jos metropolis, our correspondent observed some shops where locked while others were open halfway but market was booming in areas where food stuff are sold as people were panic buying.
Other traders making big sales in the tarminus market are those selling hand sanitizers and hand gloves.