The palace of Umar Farouk, Emir of Daura has reportedly been sealed after a Coronavirus case was recorded.
Daily Trust reported that Mustapha Inuwa, secretary to Katsina state government said the closure was normal routine in places where a positive case has been recorded. He further revealed that samples were taken from the palace for Coronavirus tests.
The state’s police spokesperson, SP Isa Gambo told newsmen in Katsina on Monday May 4 that the police decided to act on the directives of the state governor, Aminu Masari.
“Daura is under lockdown and so it shall be in every nook and cranny in the town without exception to anybody’s house, the police are just ensuring the lockdown order of the state government.
“Don’t forget the first victim of coronavirus in Katsina was traced to Daura.”
Nigerian Tribune reported that the Emir had assembled over 1,000 people in his palace where he distributed food to them. Recall that the first Coronavirus case in Katsina state was recorded in Daura.