COVID-19: Fears as Nasarawa cabinet members go into self-isolation

All members of the Nasarawa State Executive have been advised to go on 14-day self-isolation from Friday as part of measures to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dogo Shammah, State Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism, made this known in a statement made available to reporters on Friday.

He said the directive was from the governor, on the advice of the state Deputy Governor, Emmanuel Akabe, who is also the Chairman of the state COVID-19 task force.

Shammah said the move became necessary following the positive test of the state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Abdulkareem Kana.

He said the self-isolation was to begin immediately until the test results of samples taken from the commissioners returned.

The commissioner said the step was taken as a precaution because the infected attorney general had attended a State Executive Council meeting, chaired by Governor Abdullahi Sule on July 3.

The commissioner called on residents of the state not to panic but continue to adhere to all COVID-19 protocols such as wearing of face masks, social distancing, among others.

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