Jigawa Governor Orders Lockdown Of The State After Recording Five New Coronavirus Cases

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Jigawa state Government has announced the lockdown  of its borders with neighbouring states after recording five additiinal cases of coronavirus in addition to four ealier established  cases in the State.
This was confirmed by the state Governor, Badaru Abubakar in a press briefing at the state Government house in Dutse, the state Capital indicating the order will commenced from 12 midnight of yesterday, Thursday.
Governor Badaru who lamented over the situation said the lock down was imperative to prevent spill over of the viruses, cited least amongst the infected councils as Dutse, Miga, Auyo, Gwaram, Taura, Gumel, and Birnin Kudu.
According to him, the victim of the confirmed covid-19 victim wa from Gujungu town in Taura local government area, while the other one was in Birninkudu local government but works in Gumel local government, hence the affected councils were under lockdown in the three local Government areas.
Meanwhile, the index case that was transferred from Kano tested negative but will only be discharged after testing negative for the second time.
“On the positive note, the two patients on admission are doing well and indeed the result of the index caseTransferred from Kano returned negative which is an encouraging sign of progress. Once the second test becomes negative, the patient would be discharged.”
“On the flip side of the coin, however, the results from Abuja returned 2 samples positive, one from Gujungu in Taura local Government, and the other in Birninkudu but working in Gumel. As it was applied in Kazaure, it has become imperative to also lockdown Gujungu, Birninkudu and Gumel for one from Thursday 30 April at 12 midnight to allow for contact tracing and sample collections in the areas.” The Governor says.
In a related development, a large consignment’s of food stuffs comprised of Bags of Rice, Millet, Maize, among others was distributed to communities of Kazaure local government areas as part of the state government palliatives to cushion the effects of the lockdown imposed by jigawa state government on the community of the council.
Administering the distributions the Chairman state task force committee on Covid,-19 Dr. Abba Zakari Umar said the gesture was aimed to assist the people of Kazaure community as state government palliatives on them. He called for people’s support to stick to medical advises at all times as well supplement government efforts in its resolve on the fights against the spread of coronavirus across jigawa state.

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