- Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said his administration might impose another lockdown in Kaduna state
- El-Rufai made the statement shortly after commissioning a COVID-19 testing vehicle donated to the state by the USAID
- The governor stated that if COVID-19 infections overwhelm the Kaduna health system, another lockdown will be imposed
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said his administration would impose another lockdown in Kaduna state if residents of the state fail to adhere to the COVID-19 safety measures put in place.
El-Rufai made the statement shortly after commissioning a COVID-19 testing vehicle donated to the state by the USAID on Thursday, June 18, Daily Trust reported.
He said another lockdown will be enforced if COVID-19 infections overwhelm the Kaduna health system.
El-Rufai appealed with residents of the state to adhere to COVID-19 safety measures put in place, noting that the state government will not hesitate to impose another lockdown if necessary.
He said the state government will do what needs to be done to protect lives of people in the state.
Meanwhile, in spite of the daily increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has expressed concern that some people in rural communities don't believe the dangers of the virus, Nigerian Tribune reported.
The agency made this known through the director-general, Dr. Garba Abari, during the presentation of its observations on sensitization activities in the fight against coronavirus.
The NOA while raising the alarm explained that the disbelief among rural communities of the impact and dangers the virus poses is a serious risk to Nigeria.
Though Nigerians are aware of the deadly virus, some still do not believe the danger and impact of COVID-19. NOA also added that Nigerians generally disobey the prevention protocols.
Dr Abari said that many Nigerians in order to avoid security agencies only make use of face masks or if they find themselves in a place where it becomes compulsory.
Still on health, a report by Daily Trust indicated that the Kano state government has confirmed that 255 people were believed to have died from coronavirus-related cases between April and May in the state.
Legit.ng gathered that the state government on Tuesday, June 16, received a report of verbal autopsy conducted to determine the cause of the ‘mysterious’ deaths in the state.
According to the report presented to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, 15.9% of the deaths were related to coronavirus pandemic.
The report conflicted with the figures presented by the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, which suggested that between 50-60% of the deaths were due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor said the report had put to rest the hypothesis, potentialities, and expectations of those who never wished Kano well.
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