The Kano state government has made it compulsory for every resident of the state to make use of face mask as coronavirus continues to ravage the state.
This was disclosed while the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje was addressing a conference on Monday.
The State Government had before now ordered for the production of one million face masks as part of efforts aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
“We have also directed all the 44 local governments in the state to produce face masks for their people,” the governor said.
The governor commended frontline health workers for their courage and determination to fight the pandemic and assured them that his administration is committed to ensuring their safety.
Meanwhile, the government has also set up 10 mobile courts to try violators of the lockdown order in the state.
The state government has since shut all of its borders. To ensure compliance with the measures, Governor Ganduje said the state has started registering constables to support the police.
According to the NCDC data, Kano State currently has 73 COVID-19. However, the agency’s testing centre in the state, which is located at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital has stopped operation due to a lack of testing kits.