By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse
Jigawa State has recorded 12 deaths and 47 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total nuber of fatalities and cases to 12 and 386 respectively.
The state Governor, Badaru Abubakar confirmed this while briefing newsmen at the government house in Dutse the state capital.
According to him, the state government has reopened all the treatment and isolation centers in the state in order to accommodate the rising number of cases recently recorded.
The Governor however expressed worries over the uncertain virulence of the new strain of the CoronaVirus which was only discovered in the second wave.
He said, “we must institute measures to protect our dear state in conformity with national COVID-19 control guidelines of the federal government.”
He continued, “Henceforth, civil servants from grade level 12 below would work from home from the 24th of December for an initial period of two weeks. Personal hygiene, social distancing must be observed and facemask must be worn in public places.”
On the 47 new cases, he said that the government is giving the issue much attention through contact tracing, among other preventive measures aimed at safeguarding and protecting the lives of the state populace.
Shedding more light on closure of schools, Governor Badaru assured that the closure will not affect their resumption dates, stressing, “we do hope to conquer the fight of COVID-19 before schools resumption period.”