Covid-19: Plateau might resume lockdown over rising cases

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Officials in Plateau State say “flagrant disregard” to laid down guidelines for the control of COVID-19 might lead to another lockdown in the State.

“Government does not want to be pushed to taking any decision that will further hurt the people,” said the State Commissioner for Information, Dan Manjang, Monday in a press statement.

However, the Commissioner said, “non-compliance with regards to the wearing of facemasks, social distancing, hand washing and the use of sanitizers” especially in worship places, markets and motor parks among others is “stimulating government to contemplate severe measures to address and arrest the situation.”

“This could include among many, a total lockdown of the State, for a longer period, and the indefinite sealing of such premises who refuse to adhere to the guidelines,” said the Commissioner.

As of Monday midnight, Plateau has 255 confirmed cases of COVID-19, against 120, recorded before the lifting of lockdown two weeks ago.

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