September 26, 2021

Lockdown: 1,607 Violators Convicted in Plateau State

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has said the state task force have arrested, tried and convicted a total number of 1,607 violators of the government lockdown order through the Mobile courts established for that purpose.

The governor gave this figure in his address to the people of the state at the end of the 14 days quarantine period over Covid19 pandemic in Jos, the Plateau state capital.

He noted that the state will also continue with its surveillance, contact tracing and investigation of suspected cases.

“As of today, we have investigated 231 cases and quarantined 221 people who came in from States with COVID-19 cases in our facilities in Heipang and Mangu, 33 others have been discharged from self-isolation” the governor said.

The governor in his address, relaxed the total lockdown for the second time from Midnight of Thursday 23rd April 2020 to 12th Midnight of Sunday 26th April 2020 to enable people again re-stock their homes.

However, he said the total lockdown will resume on Monday 27th April 2020, but details of the next phase of the lockdown will be issued in due course.

According to the governor, as part of further measures as agreed upon at the Northern Governors Forum meeting, he has directed documentation and evacuation of Almajiri from the state to their various states of origin to unite with their families.

“Considering the grave danger that Almajiri children are exposed to as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I have set up a Committee for the immediate profiling and return of Almajiris to be headed by Brig. General Salihu Inusa (rtd)” said governor Lalong.

The governor said the palliative Committee headed by the Deputy Governor Prof. Sonni Tyoden will commence distribution to those who are truly in need by Saturday 25th April 2020.

He advised citizens that the responsibility of curbing COVID-19 is for all and as such, citizens must be highly vigilant and report any suspected case or arrivals from outside the State to relevant authorities for prompt action.