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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has imposed a lockdown on Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of the state, after two reported cases of COVID-19.
AllNews had reported of the index cases in the state, the Chief Imam of Kabba, Ahmad Ejibunu, and one of his aides.
Earlier when the news broke of the cases in the state, the Kogi State Government had repudiated the results revealed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), saying that the agency was trying to commit some fraudulent activities in the state.
Yahaya, in a public address on Monday, said that the Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area would be on lockdown.
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He said, “During the lockdown, there shall be no house to house movement within the local government area. Street movement is completely prohibited within the local government area for the period.
“I do not enjoy lockdown as I know the economic, social, and even health implications of such a decision. But we have to take a proactive step and provide effective leadership in ensuring that our people are safe.
“Contact tracing should be carried out house to house to identify those who might have made contact with the alleged Kogi COVID-19 index persons; the Chief Imam of Kabba and his Son within the local government area,” he said
“The Kogi State incident management team should continue to thoroughly carry out the contact tracing. The contact tracing and enforcement of the lockdown order shall be fully covered by the mainstream media.
“Health workers who might have made contact with the alleged index case should proceed on self-isolation. All security agencies in the state are to enforce total compliance with the lockdown order.
“All citizens and residents of the state should continue to adhere to the NCDC guidelines as the state still remain COVID-19 free.”
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