Kano state governor declares a 7-day lockdown in the state after reporting fourth case of coronavirus.
The government of Kano state under the leadership of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has declared a seven-day lockdown within the state.
The lockdown which is set to begin from Thursday, 16th of April was made known by the Ganduje on Tuesday night at the government house during his meeting with some Islamic scholars. He said:
“Following the outbreak of this disease, COVID-19 in Kano and the subsequent cases we recorded, Kano Government has resolved to lockdown the state for a duration of seven days starting from Thursday 16th April.”
The governor went on to call on the residents of the state to stock their houses ahead Thursday as the lockdown is set to curtail the spread of the virus and their will be no selling and buying during the period.
“The lockdown would start at 10p.m, no more markets, no more gatherings and mosques.” He said.
Earlier in the day, the state government had also confirmed one new positive case of the virus totalling the number of positive cases in the state to 4.
This was made known via the twitter handle of the state’s ministry of health where they confirm the positive case.
Meanwhile, Osun state government has also announced the extension of it’s lockdown till end of April following the federal government’s decision to extend lockdown in major states of the country for another 14 days.