In bid to control the increasing spread of COVID-19 cases in the state, Kano State Government has directed the state’s civil servants to stay at home pending further notice.
This directive which was made known in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Comrade Muhammad Garba, and was made available to pressmen on Tuesday noted that the measure was part of the decision adopted at a stakeholders meeting held at the Africa House, Kano on Monday.
Garba disclosed that workers on essential services such as the healthcare service providers, fire service, water board, teaching staff, security guards and the media are exempted from the directive.
It is also stated that a fresh ban has been imposed on the activities of viewing and event centres across the 44 local government areas of the state have been ordered closed, following the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
The Commissioner reassured the government’s commitment to collaborating with relevant stakeholders which include the Ulama to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 preventive protocols.
Recall that Kano State Emergency Response on COVID-19 pandemic has confirmed 157 positive cases in one week as the second wave of the deadly virus increased in the populated state in Nigeria.