Three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Katsina State, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has said.
The affected persons are all family members of the medical doctor Dr Aliyu Yakubu, who died of the virus shortly after returning to Daura from Lagos.
The affected persons are the late doctor’s wife and two children.
Masari said, “Further to our earlier briefing on the Daura #COVID19 situation; out of the samples sent for testing, 23 results have been returned with 20 being negative while 3 are unfortunately positive. Incidentally the three are the deceased Doctor’s wife and his two children.
“Though identification and taking of samples is still ongoing in Daura, the state Government has decided to put Daura under a total lockdown starting from 7am tomorrow.
“We gave this grace to enable people make necessary purchases.
“However, three pharmacies and three grocery stores will be identified for people to patronise under strict supervision and when absolutely necessary.
“The state government will also provide palliative support to the people of Daura within the period of the lockdown.
“We will continue to monitor situations as they unfold and will not hesitate to lockdown any local government area that may record positive #COVID19 case. We won’t falter in putting the whole state under total lockdown should the situation warrants.”