Plateau declares 6 days total lockdown for fumigation


Effect of Covid-19 Pandemic on Nigeria, still unclear — UNBy Therese Nanlong

Plateau State Government has directed a total lockdown of the state from 12 midnight of Thursday, April 9, 2020 to 11pm of Wednesday, April 15, to enable it carry out a state-wide fumigation across the 17 local government areas of the state to contain the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Simon Lalong of the state who is the Chairman of COVID-19 Monitoring and Enforcement Task force  who announced this while giving a progress report on the fight against the virus, informed that during the period, “there will be no movement of any kind except for staff on essential duty which include security agencies, medical and health workers, Power and Energy staff, Fire Service, Media, Telecom operators, fuel tankers.”

According to him, “Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the government constituted a monitoring and enforcement task force under my Chairmanship. The Task Force has the following sub-committees: awareness and advocacy, Medical…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper