As part of steps to curb the spread of coronavirus, especially as the number of infectious people continue to rise in the country, Borno government will close down all entry points into the state from Tuesday, March 31.
The closure will last for two weeks in the first instance.
With a large population of displaced persons and refugees due to armed and violent insurgency, an outbreak in the state would be very difficult to contain.
In a statement, Governor Babagana Zulum said only vehicles and trucks conveying food items, medicine, fuel and other such goods would be allowed access to the state.
The statement also restricted number of passengers to not more than three in public transport and not more than two in a Keke Napep tricycle.
It directed civil servants from grade levels one to twelve to work from home except those on essential services and suspended the ongoing verification exercise.
It advised financial institutions and shops to provide hand sanitizers and temperature monitoring at all operational points and maintain social distancing in crowded areas.
According to the statement, government has put in place palliatives to cushion the hardship of vulnerable people, calling for calm and intensify prayers for the end of the pandemic.