COVID-19: Katsina Govt Shuts Down Emir Of Daura’s Palace

COVID-19: Katsina Govt Shuts Down Emir Of Daura’s Palace

The Katsina State Government has shut down the palace of the Emir of Daura as a Preventive measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Governor Aminu Masari, during his interview said: “Palace is a place where people visit all the time, we took this decision to contain the spread of Coronavirus”.

“Reports reaching me revealed people in rural areas don’t obey the order, people gather during marriages, naming ceremonies, burials and other social gatherings”.

“I have directed the Emirs of Katsina and Daura to deal decisively with anyone violating the order.”

Governor Aminu Masari, also said: “There was no ulterior  motive to the decision to quarantine the palace. The governor explained that there have been some COVID-19 positive cases from the palace, while samples of 89 people had been taken from the palace for screening by the (NCDC) Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.”

Masari urged people of the state to continue to adhere strictly to the advice of health experts like social distancing, use of face masks and sanitiser, as well as frequent washing of hands with running water.

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