Governor Aminu Bello Masari has announced total lockdown of Katsina Metropolis after two people have tested positive for Covid-19 with effect from 7am on tuesday.
Speaking during a press briefing, Governor Aminu Masari told newsmen at government house katsina that the number of people infected with Covid-19 had now reached 12.
He revealed that government would soon announce places for the purchase of raw food items and medicine stores to operate during the lockdown.
The Governor explained that banks would be left to operate as government will start payment of salaries from this Monday to allow for people to buy foods.
During questions and answers session with journalists, Governor Masari assured that government would look into allowing water vendors to operate in some areas with guidance from health experts.
Alhaji Aminu Masari also assured that journalists will not be maliciously attacked as done in other parts of Nigeria to enable them continue with their reportage.
Responding to another question, the Governor explained that the other 31 local governments needed to prevent intra local movement to guard against the spread of Covid-19 in the state.
He expressed the hope that people would intensify prayers in their homes for the pandemic to end