Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has imposed a total lockdown on 3 local government areas.
The local councils where the lockdown has been imposed are Katagum, Giade, and Zaki.
This imposition the governor deemed pertinent as Bauchi state COVID-19 cases worsen.
Of the 44 cases reported this morning, 27 are from Azare in Katagum local government area.
The Governor says all the cases are as a result of community transmission.
The 10 days lockdown takes effect from 6pm on Tuesday, 12th of May.