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JUST IN: Jigawa state extends Coronavirus Lockdown Order

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The Jigawa State Government has extended the two-week workers’ stay at home holiday to 21st April 2020 as a result of the increasing number of Coronavirus cases in the country.

This was confirmed by the state Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar in a press briefing at the state Government House in Dutse, the Jigawa state Capital on Tuesday.

According to him, with the increase in number of confirmed cases in the country, the state must take additional measures in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

He added that the status quo remains on the closure of schools, closure of borders with other states and the suspension of all ceremonies.

The Governor while listing the achievements of the taskforce on COVID-19 says his administration has procured ventilators, and have scaled up isolation centre to 300-bed capacity by utilizing a three-star hotel and the NYSC orientation camp.

Similarly, the state Governor while responding to questions from journalists, revealed that the state is working with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to convert gene-expert machines to COVID-19 testing kits.

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