The Adamawa State government has placed the state on lockdown for another period of 14 days.
The lockdown began on Friday midnight, April 25, 2020, and would end on Friday, May 8, 2020.
The statement, released yesterday by Mr Solomon Kumangar, the Director General of Media and Communications in the Government House, said the lockdown was informed by the first COVID-19 index case recorded in the state through a returnee from Kano.
The index case which was confirmed on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 propelled the state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri in deciding on a fresh lockdown.
The governor had earlier imposed a lockdown, but relaxed it after two weeks when the state was yet to have any case.
The governor appealed for the cooperation and understanding of the people, insisting that despite the hardship this will entail, there is no alternative to the latest lockdown, in view of the fact that COVID-19 which has no cure, is spreading fast.
Kumanger added that the state government had commenced contact tracing and testing which will be followed by isolation and treatment of positive cases.