By hassan tukur
Governor Aminu Bello Masari has directed for the lockdown of Mani and Jibiya local governments from 7am this thursday.
A statement signed by the secretary to government of katsina state, Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa explained that the lockdown followed the confirmation of one person each for testing positive for Covid-19 by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control-NCDC.
The statement said that the people of Mani and Jibiya are warned to strictly stay at home as security agents would be deployed to ensure total compliance to tame further spread of Covid-19 in the state.
As usual, the statement announced that the state committee on Covid-19 would identify pharmaceutical, grains and essential commodities stores in the two local governments that will be allowed to offer skeletal services to the needy.
According to the statement, the decision was taken in the best interest of the people of Mani and Jibiya local governments, katsina state, Nigeria and humanity at large.
Therefore, it said people are once again advised to strictly adhere to guidelines against the spread of the virus as provided by health and security experts.
Hassan Muhammad Tukur