Katsina State government has relaxed the lockdown imposed on the state since the first case of Covid-19 was recorded in the state last month.
The suspension of the lockdown takes effect from Monday the eighteenth to Sunday the twenty-fourth of this month.
A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Mustafa Inuwa however notes that the ban on movement from one Local Government Area to the other is still in force.
It explains that the decision to relax the lockdown was reached at a meeting between officials of the state government and various interest groups in the state.
The statement urges people of the state to continue to adhere to best practice in self-prevention against the virus which include wearing of face masks, observance of physical distancing and regular hand washing.
It also directs District and Village Heads in the Katsina and Daura Emirates to remain in their domains during the forthcoming Eid el-Fitr celebrations.
The Katsina State government expressed appreciation to front-line health workers that have been assisting in fighting the pandemic, and security agencies for their efforts in enforcing the lockdown order.