Kogi State government has lifted the lockdown imposed on Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of the state over suspected cases of Coronavirus.
Governor Yahaya Bello who made the announcement at the Government House in Lokoja on Friday June 5, said the decision of lifting the lockdown in the local government area was reached after samples which were tested came back negative.
The Governor who insisted that Kogi state still remains a COVID-19 free state, urged residents of the state to observe protocols of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to curb the spread of the disease.
Also, For the first time since March, New York City witnessed no confirmed COVID-19 death on Wednesday, June 3.
The city recorded its first COVID-19 casualty on March 11 and the deaths peaked at 590 on April 7.
However, New York Daily News quoted official figures released by city authorities as showing that no confirmed death caused by the disease was recorded on Wednesday, although three deaths were listed as having a “probable” connection to COVID-19.
This is coming in spite of George Floyd-related protests in the city and others across the United States where protesters can be seen openly breaking social and physical distancing guidelines. The protests commenced on May 26 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), social distancing remains one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus.