Coronavirus: Katsina governor locks down another LGA


Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, on Sunday ordered the lockdown of yet another local government area in the state over the discovery of Coronavirus cases.

He had earlier locked down Daura and Dutsin-Ma local government areas.

This time, the governor ordered the lockdown of Katsina Local Government Area over the discovery of two positive cases.

His tweets read: “It is with grief that we announce the discovery of two new #COVID19 positive cases in Katsina LGA. In line with our earlier stand, the Katsina LGA will be under lockdown effective from 7am Tuesday. Residents are hereby directed to #Stay at Home to tame the spread of the virus.

“Stores and pharmacies that will be allowed to operate will be announced by the standing committee. Banks will remain open to enable civil servants to receive their salaries. We have also suspended, with immediate effect, inter-local government movements until further notice.”