The Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has ordered a two-week lockdown on Kabba Bunu local government area after two cases of COVID19 were recorded in the area by the NCDC.
In a statement released today, the state governor said the lockdown is to enable health workers to carry out contact tracing of the two cases. The lockdown is to take effect from tomorrow June 2.
The statement from the governor reads
Following the alleged and controversial COVID-19 index case in Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello in a state broadcast on Monday, 1st of June, 2020, has Ordered 14 days Total Lockdown of Kabba-Bunu LGA of the State effective from 12 midnight June 2nd.
During The Lockdown, there shall be no house to house movement within the local government area
Street movement is completely prohibited within the local government area for the period
Palliative should be distributed house to house within the local government area
Contact tracing should be carried out house to house to identify those who might have made contact with the alleged Kogi COVID-19 index persons; 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.”