BREAKING: Kwara State Government Announces Total Lockdown of Offa After 2 Confirmed COVID19 Cases

BREAKING: Kwara State Government Announces Total Lockdown of Offa After 2 Confirmed COVID19 Cases
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The Kwara state government has announced a total lockdown of the ancient town of Offa following the tracing of two confirmed cases. Here is a written by the government on its official Twitter account

Following the confirmation of two cases of #COVID19 in Offa, the government is compelled to effect a total shutdown of the ancient town to contain community transmission and save people’s lives. This shutdown will become effective at 6pm local time on Wednesday April 8th

This directive is pursuant to the Kwara State Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020.

The shutdown means total restriction on every vehicular movement into or from Offa. The exceptions to this directive are those contained in the recent address of Mr President which granted access to vehicles transporting foodstuffs, poultry and pharmaceutical products.

Any other movement, private or commercial is hereby banned for the next 14 days or until such a time the government is satisfied that our people are no longer at risk of mass infections arising from the two cases that have been traced to the town.

Any violators are liable to punishments outlined in the Kwara State Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020. Various security agencies, including the police and the Nigerian Navy, have been drafted to enforce this directive while His Royal Highness the

Olofa of Offa has been fully briefed. We urge our people to please bear with us in this tough period. The human community is certain to come out of this pandemic stronger and better. The government calls for timely report of any suspicious case of COVID-19.

Anyone with travel history to frontline states, the America or European countries and others in the last three weeks should please contact the Kwara State the technical committee for relevant advisory.


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