Kaduna lockdown: Gov El-Rufai to relax restrictions

Kaduna lockdown: Gov El-Rufai to relax restrictions

 

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, announced on Monday that residents would now be permitted to restock food and essentials on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the lockdown period in the state.

The governor had on Sunday extended the lockdown orders being enforced in the state for another 30 days.

The order was effective from Sunday, April 26, 2020.

El-Rufai, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye; announced that residents would restock food and essentials on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

 

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He said the review was based on the decision reached by the State Standing Committee on Covid-19 headed by the Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, on Monday.

The statement added that on Wednesday, residents wearing face masks could  go to shops and markets selling foods and medicines to restock.

“The traders, who must also wear face masks and their customers are expected to observe social distancing,” it said.

 

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1st News report that Governor Nasir El-Rufai, on Sunday, April 28; extended the quarantine orders being enforced in the state for another 30 days.

This decision by El-Rufai was in the aftermath of recommendations made by the State Standing Committee on Covid-19 which is chaired by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Balarabe.

 

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In a statement issued by Muyiwa Adekeye, the special adviser to the El-Rufai on media; the governor reviewed the Quarantine Orders to strengthen the provisions against unauthorised movements.

The statement further added that “the two-day window during which the restriction of movement; is relaxed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays has been reduced to only one day.”

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