Breaking: Gov Masari orders total closure of Katsina as COVID-19 cases rises
The Executive Governor of Katsina State, Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari has ordered for the total lockdown of Katsina Local Government Area of Katsina State from 7:00am on Tuesday.
The Governor made this known during an emergency press briefing at Government House moment ago.
According to the Governor, the decision for the lockdown became necessary after the confirmation of two new cases of COVID-19 in the metropolis.
“It is with grief that we announce the discovery of two new #COVID19 positive cases in Katsina LGA. In line with our earlier stand, the Katsina LGA will be under lockdown effective from 7am Tuesday.
“Residents are hereby directed to Stay at Home to tame the spread of the virus.
“Stores and pharmacies that will be allowed to operate will be announced by the standing committee.
“Banks will remain open to enable civil servants to receive their salaries. We have also suspended, with immediate effect, inter-local government movements until further notice,” the Governor said.