Rising Coronavirus Cases Forces Bauchi Govt To Impose Total Shutdown Of Three Local Councils

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has imposed a total lockdown of three local governments areas in the state.

The local councils where the lockdown has been imposed are Katagum, Giade and Zaki.

According to Mohammed, the lockdown of the three council areas, was important, following the rising cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Reports have it that Azare in Katagum local government area, has 27 cases of the 44 cases reported Sunday morning.

Bala noted that all the cases are as a result of community transmission.

The 10 days lockdown takes effect from 6pm on Tuesday, 12th of May.

Meanwhile, there have been reported cases of deaths in the state, believed to be COVID-19 related.

The death toll is said to be about 100.

A member of the House of Representatives, Ibrahim Mohammed Baba had written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari claiming that COVID-19 has killed over 100 people in Azare council, Bauchi State. The letter was also copied to the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), Boss Mustapha.

The state government has also denied the reports that the deaths are as a result of the virus, but, said, there were caused by seasonal heatwave.

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