Breaking: Gov Masari orders total lockdown of Dutsin-ma LGA over confirmed case of COVID-19
Breaking: Gov Masari lockdown Dutsin-ma LGA over confirmed case of COVID-19
His Excellency, the Governor of Katsina State Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, CFR, has directed for the lockdown of the entire Dutsinma Local Government Area with effect from 7:00am of Friday 17 April, 2020.
Governor Aminu Bello Masar gave the order during the regular review meeting on COVID-19 which was held today at the Council Chamber of the General Muhammadu Buhari House, Katsina.
The Governor revealed that a report from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed one COVID-19 case in Dutsin-ma town which made it necessary to lockdown the Local Government Area to tame its spread to other parts of the area and the State as a whole.
Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari said other decisions taken during the meeting which was attended by the members of the State Security Council, the State COVID-19 Emergency Response Committee, the Technical Committee on COVID-19, Traditional and Religious Leaders include:
– Shutdown of major weekly markets across the State namely: Maiadua, Mashi, Charanchi, Jibia, Dutsin-ma;, Batsari, Kafur, Sheme, Dandume, Zango, Danja Bakon, Raita, Kagadama and Dankama markets with effect from Friday 17 April. 2020;
– Suspension of weekly Friday congregational prayers at all Jumaat mosques in the State with effect from next week;
– Suspension of annual Ramadan public Tafsir and Taraweeh prayers at mosques and all other centres and public places throughout the State: and
Suspension of activities at Cinema, Event and TV viewing centres