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Katsina Govt Orders Lockdown In Ingawa LGA Over Increased COVID-19 Cases

A file photograph of Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari.

 

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has ordered the lockdown of Ingawa Native Authorities Space of the state with impact from 7:00 am on Sunday, Could 10, 2020.

The order comes days after the Nigeria Centre For Illness Management (NCDC) examined and confirmed some individuals constructive for COVID-19 within the space.

As of Friday, the NCDC confirmed an extra 31 circumstances within the state, bringing its complete variety of infections to 137, and making it the state with the sixth highest file within the nation.

The lockdown order can be in keeping with the choice already taken by the state authorities and different stakeholders to shutdown any Native Authorities Space the place COVID-19 circumstances are established.

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In line with a press release signed by the Secretary to the State Authorities, Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, individuals of Ingawa Native Authorities have, due to this fact, been warned to remain at dwelling as safety brokers can be deployed to make sure complete compliance with the intention to curtail the unfold of virus within the state.

It additionally famous that the choice was taken in the most effective curiosity of the individuals of Ingawa Native Authorities, Katsina State, Nigeria and humanity at massive.

In the meantime, Inuwa mentioned the governor has directed the COVID 19 committee to determine and earmark some prescription drugs, grains and important commodity shops within the native authorities that will be allowed to supply skeletal providers to the needy.

Of the 34 Native Authorities Areas of the state, 12 LGAs, Daura, Dutsinma, Katsina, Mani, Safana, Kankia, Matazu, Musawa, Jibia, Batagarawa, Malumfashi and Ingawa are at the moment below lockdown.

The state has equally closed all its borders with Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa together with the Niger Republic.

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