Gov. Badaru decries rising COVID-19 cases in Jigawa

Governor of Jigawa Muhammad Badaru
Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru

By Abdullahi Mohammed

Governor Muhammad Badaru has on Wednesday, decried the increasing cases of COVID-19 after Jigawa state recorded 47 new cases.

This brings the total to 386 cases in the state, with 12 deaths.

The governor at a news conference said, “within the last three weeks, cases have surged in the state from the NYSC Orientation Camp.”

He said that those with the virus were receiving treatment.

The governor said that the number of deaths from COVID-19 in the state increased by one on Dec. 22, bringing the total deaths to 12.

He said that so far, the cumulative number of cases in the state was 386.

Jigawa government had last week closed schools as a preventive measure to control the spread of the virus in institutions.

Badaru also announced that civil servants from grade level 12 and below would work from home from Thursday, Dec. 24, for an initial period of two weeks.

“After this initial period, the situation will be reassessed, and civil servants will be informed on the next line of action accordingly,” he said.

Also, he directed the ministries, departments, and agencies to enforce the order.

He said that strict personal hygiene and social distancing must be observed, and the face mask must be worn.

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