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Kano Govt eases lockdown, Releases Protocols

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The Kano State Government has eased the lockdown which was imposed on the state in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

In line with the Federal Government’s directives regarding how state governments can ease their lockdown exercises, the Kano state government has released guidelines and established protocols on how to manage access to markets and locations of economic activities to limit the risk of continuous transmission.

The State’s Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, noted in a statement that after critical review and due consultations with key public health professionals regarding the situation in Kano; market operations, religious gatherings and movement of persons are now allowed on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:00am to 6:00pm.

Malam Garba said Governor Ganduje has summoned an emergency meeting with market leaders on how to ensure strict observance of safety and prevention protocols in markets and business places.

The commissioner also pointed out that while these restrictions have been lifted, interstate movements except for goods, agricultural produce and essential services are still restricted.

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