The governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has placed all the communities in Kabba/Bunu council areas on a two week’s lockdown, following the positive testing of two persons in the council area to COVID-19.
Recall that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), had on Wednesday announced that two persons from the state, the Chief Imam of Kabba Land and his son, tested positive to the virus.
The governor during a press briefing on Monday at the government house, Lokoja, said the state was forced to take the lockdown decision as the situation has snowballed into a political angle.
He said effective from Tuesday midnight, all the communities from the Kabba/Bunu area where the patients reside should stay indoors permanently for two weeks.
While calling on the the law enforcement agencies to ensure compliance to the locks down order, the governor said all doctors who had contact with the patients should go into self-isolation.
Bello, however, maintained that the state is still free from the virus until the centre claims are verified, urging residents of the state to continue to adhere strictly to the NCDC guidelines about COVID-19.
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