COVID-19: Plateau govt. relaxes lockdown by a day

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The Plateau State government has relaxed the lockdown in the state to run from Thursday to Sunday, instead of the earlier Friday to Sunday.

In a broadcast on Sunday, Lalong said, “with effect from 17th May 2020, the total lockdown will resume from midnight of every Sunday and be relaxed on Wednesdays midnight”.

“This will henceforth be the pattern until further review. In order words, the total lockdown is relaxed on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; while Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays remain locked down”, he added.

Governor Lalong hinted that the State had recorded more cases of COVID-19 that rose to 33 and that as at today, the state had “successfully treated and discharged 10 infected persons including the index case who have all been reunited with their families”.

“The other 22 infected persons are still undergoing treatment and in stable condition. Sadly, the one suspect whose sample was taken died yesterday before his result was returned positive”, he added.

He revealed that 255 persons have been quarantined but disclosed that the biggest challenge being faced was “the breaches at our State boundaries where people continue to violate the closure order through compromise or resort to illegal routes”, which has exposed the state to more dangers.

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