COVID-19: plateau Gov’t extends total lockdown, ban intrastate movement
Plateau state Government has closed all intra-state borders as part of effort to curb community spread of COVID-19 as the state recorded its face case last week.
Governor Simon Lalong who made this known in a state broadcast explained that effective from fourth May, only people on essential services would be allowed to move from one local government to another
He advised farmers to farm within their localities and local government areas to avoid breaking the order.
On the already imposed total lockdown order in the state, the Governor relaxed it from midnight of Thursday 30th to enable people restock their homes again before resuming the lockdown on Monday 4th May.
Inline with President Buhari’s pronouncement, the Governor directed overnight curfew from 8pm to 6pm starting from Monday next week, while the use of facemask in public places was also emphasized.
The Governor explained that nineteen people who had contact with the first and only confirmed case in the state were traced, tested and their results all came out negative while the index case was in isolation receiving treatment.
He also disclosed that 12 people who had contact with the case in Enugu reported to have traveled from Plateau state have been identified and their laboratory test results were being awaited.