Kano Govt Extends COVID-19 Lockdown By One Week
The Kano State government has extended the total lockdown imposed on the state to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by one week.
This was announced in a statement issued by Muhammad Garba, the state Commissioner for Information on Monday.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on 27 April imposed a two-week lockdown on Kano State following the escalating rise of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state.
The duration of the lockdown elapsed on Monday.
But according to Garba, the lockdown was extended by the state government after consultations with the Federal Government and key stakeholders in the health sector.
He said the measure is aimed at further reducing the indiscriminate person-to-person contacts, which is considered as one of the major ways the disease is being spread.
The statement, while acknowledging the consequences of the measure on the public, called for patience and support as the battle against the pandemic continues.
It also called on the people to continue to observe strict personal hygiene through regular hand washing, use of face masks and social distancing.