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COVID-19: Kano Govt Announces 7-Day Lockdown

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje


The Kano State Authorities has introduced a complete lockdown within the state efficient from Thursday, April 16, 2020.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje introduced this on Tuesday, shortly after confirming the fourth case of COVID-19 within the state.

In keeping with the governor, the lockdown will final for per week and inside that interval, all markets, mosques, church buildings are to stay closed.

He mentioned, “From Thursday 16th April by 10 pm Kano is locked down for the advantage of all within the state. All markets are closed and all public gatherings are banned.

“The lockdown is for seven days. We then wait and see what’s going to come up. We hope that Allah will see us by means of.”

Governor Ganduje took the choice based mostly on the suggestions of the Kano State Activity Pressure on COVID-19.

The suggestions had been offered to the governor by the Sub-committee Secretary, Dr Ibrahim Mai Bushira, after conferences between the Chairman of the duty power, Kano State Deputy Governor, Dr Nasiru Yusu Gawuna, with clerics and different stakeholders.

Governor Ganduje defined that the state authorities would do all the pieces attainable to hint the contacts of the index case throughout the seven-day interval.

Additionally, the contacts of two different individuals who they governor mentioned got here again from a overseas nation and since remoted themselves can be traced.

The governor known as on the individuals of the state to cooperate and present understanding because the state of affairs necessitated the lockdown.

“The disease is real. We can see how big nations are struggling hard with the problem,” he mentioned.

“Our first index case was in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and came back home. When he came back he visited some places, that are now under our close surveillance. All the places are fumigated.”


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