The palace of Umar Farouk, Emir of Daura in Katsina state, has been sealed off due to reported COVID-19 infections, ElombahNews has learnt.
Secretary to the state government, Mustapha Inuwa who made this known said the closure was normal routine in places where a positive case has been recorded.
According to him, samples had been taken from the palace which has been placed under lock.
The Police spokesman in the state , Gambo Isa also said: “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.”
Governor of Katsina, Bello Masari ad in April ordered a lockdown in Daura local government area of the state over three fresh cases of COVID-19.
Masari’s directive had come after Aliyu Yakubu, a medical doctor based in Katsina state, died from the complications of COVID-19.
The emir had also suspended the wedding of his daughter over the outbreak of the virus.