Bauchi state has put three areas that border Kano state under a 10-day total lockdown after the state saw a rise in Coronavirus cases.
The state governor, Bala Mohammed, said the lockdown was necessary to curb rapid community transmission.
He said the measure will allow for effective contact tracing and testing.
Governor Mohammed said movement within and out of the local government areas is prohibited so as to allow health officials to work without interference.
See his tweet below…
Following the rising number of #COVID19 cases in Katagum, Giade and Zaki Local Government Areas of Bauchi state, we are at this moment imposing a total lockdown in the aforementioned areas with effect from Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The lockdown is to last for ten consecutive days. pic.twitter.com/XoASLutw8A
— Senator Bala A. Mohammed (@SenBalaMohammed) May 10, 2020