– Lockdown Takes effect from 12 Midnight June 2, 2020
– Lasts for Two Weeks
– No House to House Movement
In the wake of the controversy surrounding the claim by the National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) that the Chief Imam of Kabba, Kogi State, Sheikh Ahmad Ejibunu was COVID-19 positive and the counter-claim by the State Government that disproving the claim, the Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello this morning announced the total lockdown of Kabba-Bunu LGA for the next two weeks.
See Kogi Government Statement below:
“Kogi State Government House
Following the alleged COVID-19 index case in Kogi State, the State Governor, Yahaya Bello 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”.
Dgovscoops exclusively gathered that the decision to lockdown the Local Government was taken after a two-hour meeting of the Governor with all the Security heads in the State at Lugard House this morning.
More details shortly