COVID-19: Gombe to Strictly Enforce Lockdown

The Gombe State Government has announced that government will stringently enforce measures to tackle COVID-19 in the state.

This was contained in a statement by Governor Inuwa Yahaya’s spokesperson, Ismaila Misilli, on Tuesday.

On Monday, the NCDC confirmed five index cases of coronavirus in the state. The governor also confirmed the cases while addressing journalists but also expressed his regrets about the incident.

Albeit, he called for the people of the state to be calm saying his government will spare no resources and efforts to ensure the safety of the people of the state.

He added that three of the coronavirus patients have already been taken to the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe while the fourth is currently being traced in Arawa quarters, a suburban area of Gombe metropolis. And the 5th, according to him, had been handed over to the Gombe State Ministry of Health.

He stressed that the traditional leaders and all religious leaders should come together to help in the fight against COVID-19 by sensitizing the people on the need to obey the border closure.

“It is disheartening to see the state record five index cases of the virus in the stateThe spread of the COVID-19 among the populace can only be tackled if people strictly comply with preventive measures outlined by the government and health experts.”

“We plan to engage indigenous hunters, vigilante, as well as aid groups of religious organisations under close supervision of the traditional rulers whom we believe are familiar with all the terrains of their respective communities to ensure our borders are protected,” he added.

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