Kaduna finally opens up business, worship centers after 75 days of partial lockdown

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Sadiu Sule Kano 

Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai has opened up the state for businesses and worship after 75 days of partial lockdown.

This was disclosed In a broadcast yesterday, where the governor also commended the people of Kaduna for their sacrifices and corporation in the last two and half months as the lockdown was implemented.

The governor said that as from June 10, 2020, the Quarantine Order would be amended to permit a significant re-opening of the state, especially businesses and places of worship.

El-Rufai, however, said that schools and markets would remain closed because “at this stage of COVID-19 containment, it is still considered unsafe for markets and schools to re-open.”

“Businesses can re-open, subject to the provision of thermometers for temperature checks, sanitisers or hand washing equipment as well as physical distancing measures within all facilities. Working hours will be 9am to 3pm daily.

“Church services are allowed only on Sundays and mosques are allowed to conduct only Friday Jumaat services, for the time being, subject to compliance with the safety stipulations above,” he said.

transport operators should not carry more than two passengers per row and not more than 50 per cent of capacity.

Intra-state travel will be been lifted, but government officials will continue to control state boundaries to reduce unauthorized travels

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