The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the relaxing of the two-week lockdown imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
Speaking at a press briefing organized by the Kano State Government State Taskforce on COVID-19 on Saturday, Mr Ganduje said the President had granted his request by giving him 12 hours in a week.
Thus, the governor explained, the 12 free hours would now be split into Mondays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm.
Mr Ganduje added that all the major markets in the state remained closed, except Ya’nkaba and Ya’nlemo markets where vegetables and fruits are sold.
“We have provided face masks, to be distributed to the people. I directed chairmen of the local government to also provide the face masks for their people.
“Afterwards, we will make it compulsory to everybody to wear it,” he said.
Mr Ganduje also expressed hope that with the increase in testing centers, the state would stamp out the pandemic.
He also announced that Aliko Dangote had donated mobile testing centers with the capacity of testing 400 samples in a day and 1000 samples in a week.
“The more we are getting the test, the more people who contracted the virus would be exposed and the more we stamp out the disease in our state.
“What we just want is for the public to adhire strictly to the protocols of the COVID-19 and abide by the lockdown order in order to break the chain of the transmission,” he stressed.
Source: News update