Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has ordered a total lockdown of Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of the State, effective from 12 midnight June 2nd.
In a state wide broadcast today, June 1st, the governor said that the 14-day total lockdown has been imposed on the local government following “the alleged and controversial COVID-19 index case” in the area.
He said that during the lockdown, there would be no house to house movement within the local government area, adding that street movement is completely prohibited within the local government area for the period.
According to governor Yahaya Bello, palliative would be distributed house to house within the local government area, even as he said that contact tracing is being carried out house to house to identify those who might have made contact with the alleged Kogi coronavirus index persons, who are the Chief Imam of Kabba and his Son, within the local government area
“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
“All citizens and residents of the state should continue to adhere to the NCDC guideline as the state still remain COVID-19 free.”