January 27, 2023

COVID-19: Plateau gives another three days break, resumes lockdown Monday

Gov. Simon Lalong

The Plateau State Government has extended its earlier four-day lockdown indefinitely.

On Wednesday 15th April 2020, the State extended its initial one week lockdown which started from 9th April by four days.

A break from 11pm, Wednesday 15th April 2020, to 12 midnight of Sunday 19th April 2020 was given for citizens to “restock their homes”.

As the extended lockdown ends Midnight of Thursday 23rd April 2020, Governor Simon Lalong said in a broadcast that citizens should again “restock” before 12th Midnight of Sunday 26th April 2020.

The total lockdown according to him will resume on Monday 27th April 2020.

Details of the next phase of the lockdown will be issued in due course, he said.

Farmers however, particularly in the rural areas are exempted from the restrictions, “as they are required to go to their farms within their villages now that the rains have started,” Lalong stated.

Similarly, those selling fertilizers, insecticides, seeds and other farm essentials are to operate, said the Governor.

Same applies to producers of food such as bread, water and beverages, he said.