Lower than 17 hours to the lockdown of Katsina Native Authorities Space as directed by the state authorities, residents of the state have engaged in panic shopping for.
In a go to to the well-known Central Market within the state capital, residents had been seen buying meals and non-food objects that can take them all through not solely the lockdown interval but in addition the Ramadan Fasting arising this Friday.
The state authorities had on Sunday declared indefinite keep at dwelling and whole lockdown of the state capital with impact from Tuesday at 7:00 am.
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The directive comes after the state confirmed three contemporary optimistic circumstances of COVID-19 within the state.
Katsina now has 12 confirmed circumstances together with the index case who died earlier than he was examined optimistic for the virus.
Of the newly recognized three circumstances recorded, two are from the state capital whereas the opposite one is from the Dutsinma Native Authorities Space of the state.
To this finish, out of the 34 LGAs of the state, three are actually in whole lockdown. They’re Daura, Dutsinma and Katsina.
Conventional establishments within the state have additionally been requested to cooperate with the federal government to convey to its discover anybody getting back from neighbouring states affected by the virus.
That is to allow the Governor Aminu Masari administration to take obligatory motion to forestall additional unfold of the virus within the state.