The palace of Umar Farouk, Emir of Daura has been sealed after a COVID-19 case was confirmed.
Mustapha Inuwa, secretary to the Katsina State government confirmed that the palace had been closed.
He told newsmen that the palace was closed after a positive case of Covid-19 was confirmed.
Inuwa revealed that samples were taken from the palace for
coronavirus tests and results are expected anytime soon.
Also, the State’s police spokesperson, SP Isa Gambo told reporters on Monday that Daura has been placed under lockdown with no exemptions.
He said the State Governor, Aminu Masari, issued the directive.
Gambo said; “Daura is under lockdown and so it shall be in every nook and cranny in the town without exception to anybody’s house, the police are just ensuring the lockdown order of the state government.”
“Don’t forget the first victim of coronavirus in Katsina was traced to Daura,” he added
Meanwhile, NCDC on monday recorded thirty-seven new cases of COVID-19 in the state.
Masari confirmed that the total number of cases in the State has increased to 75.