- Governor Nasir El-Rufai has noted that Kaduna state is still faced with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic
- El-Rufai appears to be displeased with the manner some Kaduna citizens are dealing with the threats of the disease
- The governor has declared some measures aimed at preventing further spread of the virus in the state
The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai has raised the possibility of imposing another lockdown if the COVID-19 surge in the state continues.
El-Rufai made the statement on Wednesday, December 9, when he raised concerns over the increasing number of cases in Kaduna, Daily Trust reported.
The governor said measures need to be taken to contain the spread of the virus in order to prevent the state’s health system from being overwhelmed by the disease.
“If people refuse to wear masks and observe social distancing, we will consider locking down the state once again.
“Nobody wants that. We know the impact of that on lives and livelihoods but we must save lives first."
According to Channels TV, the governor said as part of efforts to contain the spread of the virus, all employees of the state government must undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test.
El-Rufai disclosed that henceforth, people without facemasks will be denied entry into any government office, hospital, school, or public facility.
He urged residents in the start to exercise caution during the Christmas festivities. He said COVID-19 protocols such as avoiding large gatherings and wearing of facemasks must be observed.
Meanwhile, there are reasons to suspect that the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic spoken of by the federal government has begun already.
For close to one week, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has continued to record a steady increase in the number of new cases across the nation.
The latest record of the NCDC released on Wednesday, December 9, confirms this fear.
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