The Jigawa State Government led by Governor Badaru Abubakar has ordered a total lockdown in three local government areas in the state after the samples of three patients tested positive for COVID-19.
Governor Abubakar who revealed this on Tuesday night at the Government House while briefing newsmen informed that the affected local government councils include Gumel, Birnin Kudu and Gujungu in Taura local Government Areas.
The Governor who stated that the lockdown will commence on Thursday, 30th April, 2020, by midnight also explained that the lockdown would enable the task force on COVID-19 to identify primary and secondary contacts of the patients.
He also called on the communities to cooperate with the government in its efforts to curtail the spread of the pandemic.
This comes after the state government received no fewer than 524 Almajiris evacuated by the Kano State government to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Governor Badaru who received the pupils at Gen. Yakubu Gowon NYSC Camp in Dutse, on Friday said that the pupils would undergo medical screening, before handover to their respective parents.
He added that the state government had made arrangements beforehand to accommodate and feed the pupils until they would be declared safe to reunite with their parents.
Governor Badaru said that the gesture was aimed at ensuring that the pupils would be healthy to mingle with people in their respective communities.