Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina closes all land borders, including with Niger Republic as part of measures to contain the possible spread of coronavirus to the state.
Katsina shares borders with Jigawa, Kano, Kaduna and Zamfara and with the Republic of Niger to the north.
Commissioner for Information, Culture and Home Affairs, Abdulkarim Sirika, conveyed the order on Friday.
Sirika, who is the Chairman, Special Taskforce on Control of COVID-19 in the state, said that the measure takes effect from 6 a.m. today, Saturday.
Sirika said fuel tankers and vehicles carrying food items and other essential commodities would be allowed into the state after thorough screening at the entry points.