Katsina lockdown eases for a week


Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has said two-third of COVID-19 cases in the state were recorded in Katsina Local Government Area which doubles as the state capital.

The disclosure was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Inuwa, announcing the easing of lockdown in the state for a week, effective Monday.

The statement read in part, “The governor noted that two-third of the COVID- 19 cases in the state falls within Katsina Local Government and, therefore, warned
residents of the area to strictly observe and adhere to all protocols given by health/security officials such as wearing facemasks, social distancing, regular washing of hands and use of sanitisers etc.”

According to the statement, the governor explained that the decision to relax the lockdown for a week followed a review meeting with religious leaders and other stakeholders, emphasising that it was in the best interest of the people of the state.

He, however, directed Muslim faithful to stay in their domains to observe the forthcoming Eid-El-Fitri prayers.

The state has recorded over 200 COVID-19 infections including more than 10 associated deaths.

Reported by: Vincent Paul

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