Katsina Government orders total lockdown in Malumfashi LGA
Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Katsina state, Governor Aminu Masari has imposed a total lockdown in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina state.
This was revealed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Inuwa.
Inuwa revealed that the lockdown will take off from 7:00am on Thursday, May 7, 2020.
He said the decision was taken after some residents of the area tested positive for Coronavirus .
“The lockdown was ordered in line with the decision by the state government and other stakeholders to shutdown any local government where positive cases were confirmed in the state.
“Governor Aminu Masari had directed the COVID-19 committee to identify pharmaceutical, grains, and essential commodities stores that would be allowed to offer skeletal services to the needy.”
Residents of Malumfashi Local Government Area have been asked to observe restriction of movement as security operatives will be dealing with violators of the order.
In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that death toll in Katsina state has increased to seven after some COVID-19 patients lost their lives due to complications from the deadly disease.