Benue State Home of Meeting has handed the State Extremely Infectious Illnesses (Emergency, Prevention and Administration) Invoice, 2020.
The clauses had been thought-about in committee of the entire chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Christopher Adaji, NAN experiences.
Home Committee Chairman Well being and Human Companies, Joseph Okponya, led the talk.
Okponya mentioned it could stop and comprise the unfold of extremely infectious ailments equivalent to coronavirus.
The invoice points rules and tips to residents and informs them of the need of screening, testing and isolation.
It encapsulates restriction of actions of individuals, occasions, gatherings, industrial actions; prohibits hoarding of foodstuffs, medication and different important provides.
The invoice imposes restrictions on transportation, storage and disposal of COVID-19 victims and cautions towards the transmission and unfold of false data concerning the pandemic.
“It additionally goals at empowering and offering authorized backing to the initiatives, actions and efforts of the Chief Govt Officer of the state, which is the Governor in addition to the frontline well being employees and practitioners which are immediately concerned in combating infectious ailments,” Okponya defined.
The State governor can be empowered to ascertain well being service posts within the entries and exits of Benue or different elements to curb the unfold of extremely infectious ailments.