El-Rufai releases guidelines after lifting lockdown in Kaduna

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has released a list of guidelines for residents to adhere after lifting lockdown on the state.

In a state broadcast on Tuesday, El-Rufai announced the Quarantine Order No. 2 of 2020.

Underneath is the content of the order:

a. As from tomorrow, Wednesday, 10 June 2020, the Quarantine Order is amended to permit a significant reopening of the state.

b. Subject to compliance with safe reopening protocols, the following measures will be in place in the first instance until 30th June 2020, subject to amendment, extension or renewal:

i. Restriction of intra-state movement is lifted, subject to a night-time curfew of 8pm to 5am.

ii. Businesses can reopen, subject to the provision of thermometers for temperature checks, sanitizers or handwashing equipment and physical distancing measures within all facilities. Working hours will be 9am to 3pm daily.

iii. Church services are allowed only on Sundays and Mosques are allowed to conduct only Friday Jumat services, for the time being, subject to compliance with the safety stipulations above.

iv. Transport operators must reduce capacity to not more than two passengers per row and not more than 50% of capacity;

v. Supermarkets and providers of personal services such as hair dressing and barbing salons can reopen;

vi. Hotels can fully open, but with their restaurants and bars offering only room service.

vii. Restaurants may all reopen after decontamination, but are still restricted to takeaway services.

viii. Public servants will be summoned back to work in phases to be announced by the Head of Service.

ix. At this stage of Covid-19 containment, it is still considered unsafe for markets and schools to reopen, and we will keep engaging with the relevant stakeholders on the matter, to determine the appropriate timing and conditions precedent.

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