Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said his administration would impose another lockdown in Kaduna state if residents of the state fail to adhere to the COVID-19 safety measures put in place.
El-Rufai made the statement shortly after commissioning a COVID-19 testing vehicle donated to the state by the USAID on Thursday, June 18.
He said another lockdown would be imposed if COVID-19 infections overwhelm Kaduna’s health system.
El-Rufai appealed to residents of the state to comply with the security measures taken by COVID-19, noting that the state government will not hesitate to impose another lockdown if necessary.
He said the state government would do everything necessary to protect the lives of people in the state.
Meanwhile, despite the daily increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in the country, the National orientation Agency (NOA) has expressed concern that some people in rural communities do not believe the virus is dangerous, the Nigerian Tribune reports.
The Agency reported this through its Director-General, Dr. Garba Abari, during its comments on awareness-raising activities in the fight against Coronavirus.
NOA, raising the alarm, explained that rural communities ‘ disbelief in the consequences and dangers posed by the virus is a serious danger to Nigeria. Although Nigerians are aware of the deadly virus, some still do not believe in the danger and impact of COVID-19.
NOA also added that Nigerians do not usually follow prevention protocols. Dr Abari said that many Nigerians, to avoid the security service, only use face masks or if they end up in a place where it becomes mandatory.
However, the Daily Trust report says that the Kano state government has confirmed that 255 people are believed to have died from coronavirus cases between April and may in the state.
Legit.ng revealed that the state government on Tuesday, June 16, received a report on a verbal autopsy conducted to determine the cause of the “mysterious” death in the state.
According to the report submitted to the Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, 15.9% of the deaths were associated with pandemic coronavirus.
The report contradicted figures provided by health Minister OSAGI Ehanire, WHO suggested that between 50 and 60% of deaths were caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Governor said the report disproved the hypotheses, possibilities and expectations of those who never wished Kano well.