22 April 2020 – Government bans inter-state movement of COVID-19 patients

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health, Civil Defence
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Federal Government, Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire

Overview: Ban of inter-state movement of Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in the country. All persons diagnosed with COVID-19 be henceforth treated in the state where the diagnosis was made, rather than be referred to their states of origin except there is a medical indication to the contrary. The ban on movement of infected persons was necessary to contain exposure to the virus.
Full details here: https://guardian.ng/news/fg-bans-inter-state-movement-of-covid-19-patients/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Speaking at the daily Presidential Task Force briefing on Wednesday, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said the ban on movement of infected persons to other states was to avoid the high risk of exposure of other persons in the course of transfer