The head of a family who was also a medical doctor identified as Dr Aliyu Yakubu died from coronavirus, the wife and the two children have been tested positive for the virus.
Dr Aliyu Yakubu was reported to have travelled to Lagos and returned to Daura after which he fell sick and was later confirmed to be infected with the virus. He was confirmed dead at Nigeria Air Force Reference Hospital on Saturday, April 4.
It was necessary for the people who had contact with the late Doctor to be isolated and tested for the COVID-19. A total of 23 people were tested for the virus but the result for the late Doctor’s wife and two children came out positives.
The Governor of Katsina State, Gov Aminu Masari disclosed to the newsmen, he said,
“We are still taking samples of people suspected to have had contact with the victims; we shall trace anyone that had any contact with the victims. We shall ensure that the pandemic is not spread further,”
“The government, in consultation with the local leadership in Daura, has decided to lockdown Daura Local Government Area completely, beginning from 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 11,”
“We want people to cooperate with the government so that we can contain the disease. The lockdown may come with some difficulties, but it is very necessary so as to save lives,”