Aminu Masari, the governor of Katsina State has approved for the relaxing of the COVID-19 lockdown to allow Muslim faithful observe Friday congregational prayers in the state.
Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, the Secretary to the State Government said this in a statement; in Katsina.
Inuwa said that the governor also lifted the ban on Church services every Sunday; as well as inter local government travel across the state.
Inuwa said that the decision was to enable Muslim and Christian faithful observe their religious activities.
He, however; advised the people to adhere strictly to health and security advises like wearing of facemasks, physical distancing; washing of hands with soap and running water and use of sanitisers.
Meanwhile, Governor Aminu Masari during a press conference at his office on Tuesday, 26th of May, 2020; disclosed that the Katsina State Government had ordered the total lockdown of three local government areas; to mitigate the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
Further; Masari, who was updating the journalists on the status of the fight in the state, said the move became necessary considering the population density in the affected LGAs.
He also said the state recorded about 337 positive cases with 293 active cases, 18 deaths; while 51 patients have been discharged with 43 patients on admission.
He also emphasised the need for all hands to be on deck; to educate residents on the mandatory use of face masks and embrace other health guidelines relating to COVID-19.
He said, “Our people need real education to adopt face masks until preventive vaccine is introduced; this is the only way to reduce the spread of the virus.”
1st News had earlier reported how fear and anxiety had gripped residents of the state over increasing death rate amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
He said that the government has trained pathologists; who would do the investigation on the causes of the deaths in the state.