Breaking: Katsina State Relaxes Lockdown

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By Abdul Usman

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has directed the relaxation of the lockdown order imposed on the state, effective May 24.

The Secretary to the State Government, Mr Mustapha Inuwa, in a statement at the weekend, said the order is to be observed within local government areas, while the ban across Local Governments remain in force.

The SSG said the governor had also directed the Katsina and Daura Emirate Councils to ensure that District and Village Heads stayed in their domain to observe the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr.

He said: ”The governor has observed that two-thirds of the COVID-19 cases in the state fell within Katsina, the state capital”

“The residents of the area are therefore warned to strictly observe and adhere to all protocols given by health/security officials, such as wearing face masks, social distancing, regular washing of hands and use of hand-sanitising liquid”

“Old people and persons with health challenges are also advised to avoid crowded places,”

He explained that the decision to relax the lockdown order was reached during the regular review meeting with religious leaders and other stakeholders, adding that the decision was taken in the best interest of people of the state.

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