Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has imposed a total lockdown in Daura Local Government Area with effect from 7am today April 11, after the wife and children of the medical doctor, who died from coronavirus complications, tested positive for the disease.
Speaking to newsmen on Friday, Masari said people residing in the local government were given an opportunity to buy whatever they wanted yesterday April 10.
The governor said the measure became necessary after the death of an index case from Daura.
He said samples from 23 people who had contact with the late COVID-19 patient have been collected, out of which three; his wife and two of his children, have tested positive.
Masari stated: “Daura and its environs will be totally looked down from tomorrow 7am. The committee is already in place to identify medical and food stores that will be opened within the period of lockdown.
“A meeting held with security agencies, Emergency Response Committee under the Deputy Governor and other stakeholders deliberated on the steps to be taken to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state.”
While the three people who tested positive for the virus have been sent to the isolation centre at the Federal Medical Centre in Katsina where they will be cared for, three patent chemists and medicine stores, three grains stores and grocery stores will remain open during the lockdown in the local government, he added.
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