FCT Announces Partial Lockdown
By John Emmanuel
The FCT Administration has announced the partial closure of shops in all its markets as well as Neighbourhood centres in the FCT to check the spread of COVID-19.
Announcing the partial closure on Tuesday, FCT minister, Mohammad Bello however noted that Pharmacies and supermarkets selling essential products as well as bakeries are to remain open but abide by strictly by laid down measures.
The minister also banned all gatherings in public parks, gardens, night clubs, event and football viewing centers amongst others until further notice.
According to Bello, in order to contain the virus and curtail Its spread, the FCT Administration has taken the decision to enforce a stay at home policy for all its civil servants on grade level 01-12 from today, Tuesday, 24 March, 2020 till further notice.
While confirming that the FCT has so far recorded 7 cases and one fatality, Bello said the Zuba General Hospital will be converted into an Isolation and Treatment Center to accommodate more patients should the need arise. Other isolation and treatment facilities are also being prepared.