JUST IN: Gov Bello finally orders lockdown in Kabba amid COVID-19 fears

Arogbonlo Israel

Following the alleged and controversial COVID-19 index case in Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello in a state broadcast on Monday, has ordered 14 days absolute lockdown of Kabba-Bunu LGA of the State effective from 12 midnight June 2nd.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,  Onogwu Muhammed in the state capital, Lokoja.

"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," the report confirmed.

"Palliative should be distributed house-to-house within the local government area. 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."

On contact tracing, Mr Governor said; "The Kogi State incident management team should continue to thoroughly carry out the contact tracing. The contact tracing and enforcement of the lock down 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 lock down order," he added.

He also urged all citizens and residents of the state to continue adhering to the NCDC guideline as the state still remain COVID-19 free.

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