Governor of Katsina, Bello Masari, has ordered a total lockdown in Daura Local Government Area after three new cases of coronavirus were recorded.
The governor made the announcement in a series of tweets on Friday.
He tweeted, “Further to our earlier briefing on the Daura #COVID19 situation; out of the samples sent for testing, 23 results have been returned with 20 being negative while 3 are unfortunately positive. Incidentally the 3 are the deceased Doctor’s wife and his 2 children,” he tweeted.
“We will continue to monitor situations as they unfold and will not hesitate to lockdown any local government area that may record positive #COVID19 case. We won’t falter in putting the whole state under total lockdown should the situation warrants.
“However, 3 pharmacies and 3 grocery stores will be identified for people to patronise under strict supervision and when absolutely necessary.”
The PUNCH reports that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), hails from Daura LGA in Katsina State.