Kano State Government has announced the extension of the lockdown imposed on the staye by one week to help further combat the spread of the novel COVID-19 pandemic.


The state Commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, made the announcement in a statement he signed and issued to Kano Daily on Monday.


According to him, the decision was reached after due consultations with the Federal Government and key stakeholders in the health sector.


He said the measure is aimed at further reducing indiscriminate person to person contacts

 which is considered as one of the major ways the disease is being spread.


Garba, while acknowledging the consequences of the measure on the public, called for patience and support as the battle against the pandemic continues.


He also called on the public to continue to observe strict personal hygiene through regular hand washing, use of face masks and social/physical distancing.

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