From Augustine Okezie, Katsina


Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State, Thursday night time ordered a complete lockdown of Dutsin-ma Native Authorities Space with effective7: 00am on Friday, April 17, 2020.

The Governor additionally directed the closure of all main weekly markets throughout the state and all weekly congregational prayers together with the annual Ramadan Tafsir and all different public gathering locations within the state with impact from subsequent week.

A press assertion which was signed by Mustapha Mohammad Inuwa, Secretary to the Authorities of State (SGS) and made accessible to newsmen in Katsina, Thursday night time acknowledged that the choice was reached after the common overview assembly on combating the unfold of COVID-19.

He stated “Governor Aminu Bello Masari has acquired a report from the Nationwide Centre for Illness Management (NCDC),which confirmed one COVID-19 case in Dutsin-ma city which made it essential to lockdown the native authorities to tame it’s unfold to different components of the world and state as a complete’’.

“Additionally affected, is the weekly Friday congregational prayers in any respect Juma’at mosques, within the state, which is suspended with impact from subsequent week. Additionally the suspension of annual Ramadan Mosques and all different centres and public locations all through the state.”

The assertion additional acknowledged that the Governor defined that call taken was for the perfect curiosity of the individuals, nation and humanity at giant; urging residents to stick to the well being pointers and pray to Allah to intervene.

The State Authorities additional ordered safety operatives within the state, to accentuate efforts and guarantee strict compliance with the restriction order additionally on the inter-state borders

The Nation recalled that the most recent lockdown order is coming per week after comparable motion was imposed on Daura city, the epic centre of Coronavirus pandemic within the state

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