CORONAVIRUS: El-Rufai Extends Lockdown In Kaduna By 30 Days

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Governor, , has extended the orders being enforced in the state for another 30 days.

This was contained in the statement signed by the governor’s spokesperson, Muyiwa Adekeye.

The statement added, “The governor’s decision follows a recommendation to that effect by the State Standing Committee on Covid-19, which is chaired by the Deputy Governor, Hadiza Balarabe. This is effective from today, April 26.

“With Covid-19 cases rising rapidly in neighbouring states and the FCT, and with strong evidence of interstate travel being a major means of spreading the virus, the Standing Committee’s evaluation is that measures to protect Kaduna State residents require further strengthening and more vigorous enforcement.

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“Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has endorsed this evaluation and has accordingly reviewed the Quarantine Orders to strengthen the provisions against unauthorised movements. The two-day window during which the restriction of movement is relaxed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays has been reduced to only one day.

“Henceforth, only Wednesdays will be lockdown-free, until the trajectory of Covid-19 infections becomes clearer.

“All persons that venture out of their homes for whatever reason must wear facemasks and observe social distancing everywhere they go, in markets and in authorised vehicles.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control as of Saturday night, reported that 10 of the 1182 coronavirus cases in the country were confirmed in Kaduna State.

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