COVID-19: Badaru Extends Stay-at-Home Order For Two Weeks in Jigawa
POLITICS DIGEST – Jigawa state governor Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has extended the stay at home order in the state for two more weeks.
The governor dropped the hint while briefing news men on Wednesday in Dutse, the state capital adding that the civil servants will remain at home till 21st April 2020.
He explained that, with the increase number of confirmed cases in the country, the state government decided to take additional measures in order to prevent the spread to the state.
The governor said, the status quo remains on the closure of schools, closure of borders with other states and the suspension of all ceremonies.
According to him, his administration has procured ventilators and has scaled up isolation centre to 300 bed capacity by utilizing three star hotel and Yakubu Gawon NYSC orientation camp.
He said, Jigawa state government is working with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to convert gene expert machines to COVID-19 testing kits, which would solve the problem with regards to testing of the diseases.