Despite increase in COVID-19 cases in Kano State, the government relaxed the one week stay at home order for 18 hours between 6am – 12 midnight Thursday.
Deputy Governor, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, made the announcement while briefing journalists on Wednesday at government house.
Gawuna who is also the Chairman, State Taskforce Committee on COVID-19, disclosed that the relaxation of the lockdown was considered by the government to enable residents prepare for the holy month of Ramadan.
The state’s commissioner for religious affairs, Muhammad Tahir Adam, said the state government has banned all forms of religious gatherings during the coming Ramadan.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje ordered total lockdown for seven days on Thursday 16th, April, 2020, to curtail for spread of Coronavirus in the state.
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Kano state has also done a very poor job in handling Covid19. While other state governors where taking responsibilities in there state & doing the needful, his own media team were busy denying reported cases of covid19 in kano state. Ganduje failed Kano
#NCDCFailedKano – @Waspapping_