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Ganduje lifts ban on lockdown, introduces dusk-to-dawn curfew

By News Desk

The Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has lifted ban on lockdown introduced to curb a possible spread of Coronavirus and put residents under compulsory isolation pending when coast comes clear of the virus.

Ganduje indicated that the lockdown which was imposed on the state to mitigate spread of the virus was removed to gradually start returning Kano to its usual daily lifestyle and that the state would still be put on dusk to down curfew to maintain necessary measure against COVID-19 spreading in the state.

Speaking during COVID-19 briefing at the statehouse in Kano earlier on Thursday, the governor states that the decision to lift ban on lockdown was reached as the state continues to witness a low number of positive cases.

The governor added that the state has removed the lockdown in Kano State which was imposed due to the coronavirus and that curfew would still be in place pending when experts clear the state of the virus.

He disclosed that the restriction of movement would only be between 10 pm and 4 am in the state, just as he cautions residents to maintain social distancing and adhere strictly to other preventive measures in the state.

“A curfew is still in place from 10pm to 4am daily and this means people can go about their business from 4am to 10pm”.

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