Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, disclosed on Sunday that, the state has recorded its first death case of corona virus patient in the state.

The Governor further revealed that, the state has  33 index cases so far, 10 were released and 22 persons are presently receiving treatment.

Governor Lalong said during a s broadcast while giving an update on complete shutdown over pandemic corona virus in the state.

“The State has recorded more cases of COVID-19 that rose to 33. This necessitated us redoubling our efforts to checkmate community spread by aggressively conducting contact tracing, isolating suspected contacts, and treating the infected.

“As at today, we have successfully treated and discharged 10 infected persons including the index case who have all been reunited with their families. Meanwhile, 22 other persons are still undergoing treatment and in stable condition.

“Sadly, one suspect whose sample was taken died yesterday before his result was returned. We have continued to quarantine suspected persons that come in from other states at our designated facilities to ascertain their status over the mandatory period of 14 days.” He said.

Lalong disclosed that with the increasing number of authentic cases in the state, it has start soften of the complete shutdown in the state to help the state economy.

Plateau State Governor, revealed that, the shutdown in the state kick start on Sunday midnight and relaxed on Wednesday at midnight.

“With effect from May 17, 2020, the total lockdown will resume from midnight every Sunday and be relaxed on Wednesdays midnight. This will henceforth be the pattern until further review.

“In other words, the total lockdown is relaxed on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; while Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays remain totally lockdown.”

The Governor declared that, the state has about 255 people in various quarantine Centers in the state and placed a restrictions on the Farin-Gada Market that has continued to against the social distancing measures in the state.

“The ban on all illegal markets such as the Sunday Markets on Ahmadu Bello Way, Bukuru and environs shall remain in place indefinitely, while social joints , night clubs, drinking parlours are to remain closed,” he stressed.

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