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Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has ordered the resumption of the lockdown of Katsina, Batagarawa and Daura Local Government Areas of the state from seven in the morning tomorrow.

This follows a six-day break to allow for the celebration of Eid el-Fitr.

Briefing newsmen at the Government House in Katsina, the governor said the three affected local government areas account for eighty percent of Covid-19 cases in the state.

He said all non-essential services will remain suspended while security agents will enforce the restriction of movement and the use of face masks in the affected towns.

The governor explained that out of the three hundred and thirty-five cases in the state, Katsina has two hundred and nine cases while Daura has seventy-nine.

He urged residents of the other Local Government Areas of the state to maintain physical distancing, regular hand washing and the use of face masks to prevent community transmission of the virus.

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