Zamfara has become the 27th state in Nigerian to record a confirmed coronavirus case. The North-central state recorded its index case on Friday, April 24.
According to a Punch report, Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) sent him a report on Friday informing him that two residents in the state have been infected with the coronavirus disease.
The Governor advised the residents of the state to take more proactive measures to contain the spread of the deadly virus while adding that his administration has banned all gatherings including the Ramadan night prayers and may implement the lockdown rule.
Bello Matawalle further called on the residents of the state to abide by the social distancing rules and take up every action that could help contain the virus.
A Punch report says that Matawalle assured that the state has prepared two isolation centres and also purchased all relevant equipment for the fight against the deadly disease which has claimed more than 150 000 lives globally with the U.S. recording the highest number in a country.
Coronavirus cases in Nigeria exceeded 1000 on Friday, April 25, after the NCDC announced 114 new cases in the African most populous nation.