Following the increase in coronavirus cases in Nigeria, Kano State governor, Nasir el-Rufai has extended lockdown in the state by 30 days.
This information was contained in a statement signed by Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication).
The statement read:
“Malam Nasir El-Rufai has endorsed this evaluation and has accordingly reviewed the Quarantine Orders to strengthen the provisions against unauthorised movements.
’The two-day window during which the restriction of movement is relaxed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays has been reduced to only one day. Henceforth, only Wednesdays will be lockdown-free, until the trajectory of COVID-19 infections becomes clearer.
‘’All persons that venture out of their homes for whatever reason must wear facemasks and observe social distancing everywhere they go, in markets and in authorised vehicles.
‘’Government is making efforts to provide facemasks for poor and vulnerable residents, and it appeals to everyone that can afford it to get their tailors to make them cloth facemasks which they can wash after every use.