Kano govt releases new guidelines as Buhari eases lockdown

The Kano state government has issued fresh guidelines and protocols on how to manage the ease of restrictions approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in the state. understands that Buhari lifted the total lockdown imposed on the state to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The Commissioner for Information in the state, Muhammad Garba, said in a statement that after due consultations with key public health professionals and a critical review of the situation in Kano, markets, places of worship and movement of persons are now allowed on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:00 am to 600 pm.

Garba noted that Ganduje has summoned an emergency meeting with market leaders on how to ensure strict observance of safety and prevention protocols in markets and business places.

The commissioner also pointed out that while these restrictions have been lifted, interstate movements except for goods, agricultural produce and essential services are still restricted.

He stated that schools will remain closed, and urged students to make judicious use of the opportunities that will be availed via radio broadcast and televised lessons being sponsored by the state government.

The statement attributed the success that was recorded in the state in terms of reducing the number of COVID-19 infections in the state to measures that were being undertaken by the state government and health authorities as well as to the fervent prayers of the clerics and the people in the state.

While commending the people for their spiritual devotion against COVID-19, the statement called for more of such prayers until the disease is completely wiped out.

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