Despite the rising case of Coronavirus cases and deaths from unexplained illnesses, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has directed a relaxation of the lockdown order in the state.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in his nationwide broadcast last Monday, April 27, ordered a complete lockdown of Kano State to arrest the spread of the Coronavirus in the state.
However, Gov. Ganduje on Saturday, directed that people can move about on Mondays and Thursdays.
The governor gave the directive through a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Abba Anwar.
According to him, the relaxation would be from 10a.m. to 4p.m. on those days.
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“With the consent of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Kano State Government hereby relaxes the lockdown order and allows movement on Mondays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day,” the statement said.
Ganduje however, urged the public to always maintain and observe COVID-19 safety measures, as given by health professionals, while carrying out their activities.
The governor restated that all other COVID-19 measures remained in place, especially social distancing and ban on gatherings.
He however revealed that, within the time for the relaxation of the lockdown order, all markets must remain closed.
“This is with the exception of Yankaba market, where perishable items are sold, and Yan Lemo market, where fruits are sold.