Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has announced the lifting of the lockdown previously imposed on Kabba-Bunu.
Kabba-Bunnu Local Government area had been alleged to host the state’s suspected index case of Covid19.
Governor Bello revealed the ease off while addressing the press at the Government House in Lokoja. Following the outcome of several Covid19 tests which came out negative, the governor insisted that Kogi has remained a COVID-19-free state.
According to him, the decision to lift the ban was formed after the result of all the samples taken and subjected to tests by the health workers in the local government came out negative.
However, Governor Bello urged Kogi residents to strictly adhere to the protocols of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to curb the spread of the disease.
Governor Bello had previously ordered a 14-day total lockdown in Kabba-Bubu in a state broadcast on Monday, restricting the movement of residents. He further directed the house-to-house distribution of palliatives to residents within the local government.
The governor also directed that door to door contact tracing should be carried out to identify those who might have made contact with the persons said to be the COVID-19 index cases in the state – the Chief Imam of Kabba and his son.