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Covid-19: Kano further eases lockdown

Kano State Government has increased the ease of lockdown down in the state to three days in a week to reduce difficulties being faced by people over the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Grant has also being given for Eid prayers to hold on Sallah day as this year’s Ramadan gradually wine down.

The State Commissioner of Information, Mohammed Garba said on three days, that is, Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:00am and 2:00pm with a total relief of 12 hours per week movements will be relaxed.

“Easing in the restriction is a way of fine tuning the recently extended lockdown of Kano state by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 for another two weeks.”

“Government is fully aware of the difficult but necessary hardship people have to pass through, which informed the need for controlled enforcement,” he said.

He said the decision was arrived at after series of meetings with key health experts, which is also in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Kano.

“Government considers it convenient to allow the conduct of Eid Prayers on the Sallah day in all the five Emirates in the state during which restriction of movement has been lifted from 6:00am to 2:00pm under strict observance of safety and prevention protocols,” said the Commissioner.

He said that there will be no Sallah festivities in all the Emirates including the visit to Gidan Shettima, Hawan Daushe, Hawan Nassarawa, and Hawan Dorayi in Kano and all other similar traditional Sallah celebrations in the four other Emirates.

The Commissioner said Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has directed the state Hisbah Board to hold meeting with Imams and deploy its personnel to Friday (Jumu’at mosques) across the state to ensure that worshipers comply with personal hygiene through maintaining social distancing, hand washing with soap, use of hand sanitizers and face masks.

He also announced the formation of a committee on the distribution of face masks and sanitation materials to Jumu’at mosques to be chaired by the Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Kabir Ibrahim Getso.

Source: Voice of Nigeria