Daura, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari, will be on lockdowm from 7am on Saturday following the discovery of three positive Coronavirus cases.
They are the wife and two children of a medical doctor, Aliyu Yakubu, who died at the Nigerian Airforce Hospital, Daura last week.
Announcing the lockdown on Friday, Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, said: “Though identification and taking of samples is still ongoing in Daura, the state Government has decided to put Daura under a total lockdown starting from 7am tomorrow. We gave this grace to enable people make necessary purchases.
“However, 3 pharmacies and 3 grocery stores will be identified for people to patronise under strict supervision and when absolutely necessary.
The state Government will also provide palliative support to the people of Daura within the period of the lockdown.
We will continue to monitor situations as they unfold and will not hesitate to lockdown any local government area that may record positive #COVID19 case. We won’t falter in putting the whole state under total lockdown should the situation warrants.”