Kano imposes total lockdown for 7 days
- Ganduje has ordered a total lockdown of Kano state
- This followed the announcement of an additional case of coronavirus in the state
- The lockdown would be enforced throughout the state
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has ordered a total lockdown of the state from Thursday, April 16 for a period of seven days.
Ganduje gave the order on Tuesday shortly after the state Ministry of Health confirmed an additional case of Coronavirus in the state.
The special assistant to the governor on social media, Salihu Yakasai revealed this on his twitter handle on Tuesday.
He said that the lockdown would be enforced throughout the state.
Yakasai said that the governor has ordered security agencies in the state to ensure full enforcement of the lockdown as no movement would be tolerated.
He said the lockdown which would take effect from 10p.m, on Thursday and warned that violators would be arrested.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Lagos state government says it has identified 119 people with COVID-19 symptoms during the recently activated house-to-house search.
This was disclosed by Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health in Lagos state at a media briefing on Tuesday, April 14.
According to him, a total of 118,000 households have been reached and 119 persons were found with symptoms of coronavirus, The Cable reports.
Going further, he disclosed that tests are being conducted to determine their status.
“We’ve embarked on an active case search in communities. The idea is to go to hot spots and go from door to door with our health personnel. So far, in the last two days, we’ve visited 118,000 households and we’re looking for the typical symptoms of COVID-19. We’ve identified about 119 people who have the symptoms that are suggestive of COVID-19,” he said.
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“But let me remind you that COVID is one of the viruses that can cause respiratory symptoms. There are many viruses. So, the idea is to take samples from these 119 and analyse them and that would give us an idea of how much COVID-19 activity is happening in the communities.”
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