Lalong blames weak enforcement of lockdown as COVID-19 cases hit 17 in Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong has reacted to the rising cases of COVID-19 infection in the state saying he would no longer allow persons from other states infect the citizens with the disease.

The first confirmed case of the virus in the state was reported on April 23, but the number jumped to 17 within the past few days while one person had been discharged.

Speaking in Jos at the weekend, Lalong attributed the rise in the number of infected persons to the weak enforcement of the state’s lockdown directive pointing that all the confirmed cases were people who sneaked into the state from other states.

The Governor who spoke through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Makut Macham described the situation as a challenge stressing that the development required concerted efforts to achieve effective contact-tracing and stop community spread.

He called on the citizens not to panic, but to continue to strictly adhere to regulations put in place to contain the disease

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