- Emir of Daura's palace has been sealed
- This is as a result of the coronavirus case recorded in the palace
- According to the state government, the results of samples taken will determine when the palace will be reopened
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Following confirmation of a coronavirus case, the palace of the Emir of Daura has been sealed.
This was disclosed by Dr Mustapha Inuwa, secretary to the state government.
According to him, the results of samples taken will determine when the palace will be reopened, the Nation reports.
“It is a normal protocol worldwide that anywhere positive cases a0re recorded, the places are sealed off and samples taken to address spread,” he added.
Speaking on the matter, the spokesman of the state police command, SP Gambo Isa, said: “For the police, Daura is under lockdown and so it shall be in every nook and cranny in the town without exception to anybody’s house, the police are just ensuring the lockdown order of the state government."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that as the cases of coronavirus pandemic increased in the state, the Katsina government enlightenment committee on COVID-19 has appealed to communities to expose returnees for possible identification and monitoring.
Daily Trust reports that a member of the committee and special adviser to the governor on higher education, Malam Bishir Ruwangodiya, said at a news conference that it has become necessary to do so to avert further spread and worsening scenario in the state.
Legit.ng gathered that he said the recent action of the Charanchi community, who alerted the authorities to some persons who returned from Lagos and were eventually stopped at the state border and taken into isolation, was commendable.
“The persons were apprehended alongside three others and their temperatures and samples were taken before being isolated. These actions were proactive and all communities must key in,” he said.
In his remarks, the state commissioner for information, Abdulkarim Sirika, said so far 71 samples were collected from the state, and five have turned out to be positive and the victims are already receiving treatment.
He said all the five cases were linked to the primary index case, adding that the government was working to ensure the spread was curtailed, which necessitated the lockdown of Daura town.
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