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Kaduna lifts lockdown, reopens worship centres

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Kaduna State has lifted the partial lockdown imposed on the state in a bid to halt spread of coronavirus across the state.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai made this known during a televised broadcast in the state.

He also announced the reopening of worship centres in the state.

El-Rufai also directed supermarkets, hotels, providers of personal services such as hairdressing and barbing salons to reopen.

He said, “From tomorrow, Wednesday, 10 June 2020, the Quarantine Order is amended to permit a significant reopening of the state. The restriction of intra-state movement is lifted, subject to a night-time curfew of 8pm to 5am.

“Subject to compliance with safe reopening protocols, businesses can reopen, with the provision of thermometers for temperature checks, sanitizers or handwashing equipment and physical distancing measures within all facilities. Working hours will be from 9am to 3 pm daily.

“Church services are allowed only on Sundays and Mosques are allowed to conduct only Friday Jumat services, for the time being, subject to compliance with the safety stipulations in the guidelines.

“Supermarkets and providers of personal services such as hairdressing and barbing salons can reopen; hotels can fully open, but with their restaurants and bars offering only room service. Restaurants may all reopen after decontamination, but are still restricted to takeaways.”

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