COVID-19: Gov Yahaya Bello Declares Total lockdown


Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has declared a total lockdown in Kabba/Bunu Local Government of the state. This is in response to the report of two index cases of Coronavirus in Kogi State by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

The lockdown due to COVID-19 scare  is slated to last for two weeks  according to the governor during a press briefing on Monday morning.

“During the lockdown, there shall be no house-to-house movement within the Local Government Area. street movement is completely prohibited within the local government area for the period.

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“Palliative would be distributed from house to house within the Local Government Area. Contact tracing should be carried out house-to-house to identify those who might have made contact with the alleged Kogi COVID-19 index persons; the Chief Imam of Kabba and his son within the local government.” Gov. Bello said.

This, according to the governor will allow for testing and contact tracing of the individuals that had contact with the index cases.

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It starts from 12 am midnight of June 2nd to 15th June, 2020.

The governor in his address described the action as painful, urging residents in the local government to abide by the directive.

Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello however maintained his earlier position that there is no coronavirus in Kogi State.

One of the index cases as reported is the Chief Imam of Kabba.



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