COVID-19: Plateau Begins Total Lockdown on Thursday

The Plateau State government has announced that there will be a total lockdown in the state for a period of one week, beginning from Thursday to Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

This was disclosed on Monday, by the state governor, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, during a press briefing.

According to the governor, the state government will use the one week lock down period which begins on the midnight of Thursday, April 9th to Wednesday, April 15, 2020, to carry out a State-wide fumigation exercise which will cover Jos-Bukuru Metropolis and all the 17 Local Governments Areas of the State.

Governor Lalong and other members of the State Executive Council, during the press Briefing

Governor Lalong explained further that, so far the state has recorded 48 suspected cases of the virus which were investigated and all found negative.

He reassured the people of the state of the government’s preparedness towards containing the virus, saying he undertook a facility tour of the major hospitals in the state to get first hand information on the capacity of those hospitals to respond to possible outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, and all the complaints which bothered on insufficient respirators and other essentials have being addressed accordingly.

He said for other challenges which the state government cannot handle alone, it is already liaising with the federal government for support.

The governor appreciated individuals and groups, who have made donations to the state government towards fighting the pandemic in the state, urging the citizens to continue to cooperate with the state government and relevant stakeholders, as this is the only way the state will remain free of the virus.


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