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COVID-19: Kano Lockdown Extended By Two Weeks

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI 


ABUJA, NIGERIA - The lockdown in Kano State, Nigeria, was on Monday (today) extended by two weeks by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This development was made known by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja.


It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had on April 27, announced a “phased and gradual easing” of the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states, while declaring a nationwide curfew with effect from May 4.


He also ordered a ban on all inter-state movements and a total lockdown in Kano State.


Boss Mustapha said: “Mr President has approved the following: (i) ​The measures, exemptions, advisories, and scope of entities allowed to reopen under phase one of the eased locked down, shall be maintained across the federation for another two weeks effective from 12 00 midnight today (18th May, 2020 to 1st June, 2020);


“(ii) ​intensifying efforts to ‘tell (communicate), trace (identify) and treat (manage)’ cases;


“(iii) ​elevating the level of community ownership of non-pharmaceutical interventions;


“(iv)​Maintain the existing lockdown order in Kano for an additional two weeks;


“(v)​Imposition of precision lockdown in states, or in metropolitan/high-burden LGAs, that are reporting a rapidly increasing number of cases, when the need arises. This would be complemented with the provision of palliatives and continued re-evaluation of the impact of the interventions; and


“(vi)​Aggressive scale-up of efforts to ensure that communities are informed, engaged, and participating in the response with enhanced public awareness in high-risk states.”


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