COVID-19: Governor Masari locks down Daura over 3 new cases
- Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina has announced that the state has recorded three new cases of coronavirus.
- Masari on Friday, April 10, said that the three persons are the wife and two children of a doctor who recently died of the virus
- Due to this, the governor has ordered a total lockdown of Daura starting from Saturday, April 11
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina on Friday, April 10, ordered a total lockdown of Daura, a notable area local government area of the state over three new cases of coronavirus.
On his official Twitter page, Governor Masari revealed that the three persons who tested positive for the pandemic were the wife and children of a doctor who recently died of the disease.
The governor revealed that the family members of the deceased doctor are among the 23 persons who were subjected to the test.
The state government told residents and indigenous of Daura that the lockdown, in order to give them some time to purchase some essential commodities, will start from 7.00 am of Saturday, April 11.
Masari also said that ''three pharmacies and three grocery stores will be identified for people to patronise under strict supervision and when absolutely necessary.''
He further stated: ''The state government will also provide palliative support to the people of Daura within the period of the lockdown.''
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the state had recorded its first COVID-19 death as confirmed coronavirus cases spread across Nigeria.
Masari announced the death of the state’s first COVID-19 patient on Tuesday, April 7. The deceased was identified as Dr Aminu Yakubu, a private medical practitioner based in Daura.
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It was gathered that the late doctor recently returned from Lagos to Katsina state. Meanwhile, the Lagos state government earlier announced that it has discharged another patient who has fully recovered from the coronavirus infection.
meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that Yakubu provided medical consultations and services to top traditional rulers and prominent people not long before he passed away from coronavirus.
The late doctor who was from Kogi state returned to Katsina after a trip from Lagos before being hospitalized at the Air Force Referral Hospital. Hours after admission at the hospital, Yakubu had met several businessmen and relations who had visited him on his sickbed before his untimely death.
Fear and apprehension have gripped people of the state over the possibility of COVID-19 spreading after the doctor’s sudden death from coronavirus infection.
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