Masari Orders Lockdown Of LG Over Confirmed Case Of COVID-19
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has ordered the lockdown of Dutsin-Ma Local Government Area of the state from 7am on Friday.
The governor gave the order during the regular review meeting on COVID-19 held at the Council Chamber of the Government House in the state.
He explained that the directive was necessary following a report from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that a coronavirus case was confirmed in Dutsin-Ma town.
Governor Masari added that the lockdown ordered was issued to curb the spread of the disease to other parts of the area and the state as a whole.
The meeting was attended by the members of the State COVID-19 Emergency Response Committee and the Technical Committee on COVID-19, as well as traditional and religious leaders.
Other decisions taken at the meeting include the shutdown of major weekly markets across the state which included Mai’adua, Mashi, Charanchi, Jibia, Dutsinma, Batsari, Kafur, Sheme, Dandume Zango, Danja, Bakori, Kaita, Kagadama, and Dankama.
The government also suspended the weekly Friday congregational prayers, as well as Ramadan Public Tafsir and Tarawiy prayers at all mosques and public places across the state.
Governor Masari directed the security agencies to ensure strict compliance with the restriction of movement of persons coming in through all borders of the state.
He stressed that all the decisions were taken in the best interest of the residents, urging them to remain law-abiding and adhere to the health guidelines.