The Deputy Governor of the state, Dr Hadiza Balarabe confirmed that the two weeks lockdown would start from June 1st, 2020.

She said, “the extension was intended to preserve the state’s ability to protect and empower citizens to lead the fight against COVID-19 and make necessary adjustments to the partial lockdown to permit the safe resumption of the pursuit of livelihoods in more sectors.”

Balarabe also said schools, places of worship and markets will remain closed under the adjusted orders while relevant government officials and agencies will be engaging with religious leaders, transport unions, traditional institutions, market unions, school properties and other stakeholders as may be identified from time, to discuss the conditions and circumstances for the safe reopening of the sectors

After 60 days, the state government has reviewed the quarantine order, and Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has approved the recommendation to extend the partial lockdown regulations for two weeks, with adjustment to permit the reopening of certain sectors.

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