Following the alleged COVID-19 index case in Kogi state, Governor Yahaya Bello on Monday ordered 14 days absolute lockdown of Kabba-Bunu local government area of the state, effective from 12 midnight June 2, 2020.
The latest development was made known via a press statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Onogwu Muhammed, and made available to Blueprint.
The statement 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 absolute 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 lockdown 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.”