The Sokoto state government has reviewed the statewide curfew imposed to contain spread of Corona virus.
The curfew will henceforth be effective.from 10 pm to 6 am daily rather than from 8 pm to 6 pm as was initially imposed.
A press statement signed by special adviser to the governor on media Mohammed Bello said the decision was taken by the Joint Security Council and the state Task Force on COVID-19 at a meeting presided over by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and held at Government house, Sokoto.
The statement also said the state government had a week ago imposed an 8 pm to 6 am curfew in its effort to curtail the spread of the Corona virus and which was in line with a directive given by president Muhammadu Buhari to all State governments.
However, the state government, according to the Chairman of the Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Muhammad Ali Inname, took into consideration requests made by people of the state for the extension of the curfew time.
He also said inspight of relaxation of the curfew people of the state have been admonished to ensure compliance with the World Health Organization (WHO), the federal Ministry of Health and state Ministry of Health guidelines on the prevention of spread of COVID-19.
Accordingly, they have been advised to imbibe the habit of use of face masks, social distancing, use of hand sanitizer in washing hands as well as other measures that may be stipulated in future.