By Ndubuisi Michael
Following the alleged and controversial COVID-19 index case in Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello in a state broadcast today ordered 14 days total lockdown of Kabba-Bunu LGA of the State effective from 12 midnight June 2nd.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Muhammed, in a statement said the governor disclosed that during the lockdown, there shall be no house-to-house movement within the local government area.
Bello also said during the period, “Street movement is completely prohibited within the local government area for the period.”
He added: “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 are.
“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.”
The governor advised health workers who might have made contact with the alleged index cases to proceed on self-isolation.
The further ordered “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.”