The Total Lockdown in Kaduna State imposed by the State Government has been extended for another two weeks.
According to the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr.Hadiza Balarabe, the Fourteen Days total lockdown would commence from 1st day of June, 2020, as she announced this in a broadcast to residents on Tuesday the 26th May 2020.
“After 60 days, the state government has reviewed the Quarantine Orders. The Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has approved the recommendation to extend the partial lockdown regulations for two weeks, with adjustments to permit the reopening of certain sectors Healthforbes Media
“These measures are intended to preserve the state’s ability to protect citizens, empower citizens to lead the fight against COVID-19, and make necessary adjustments to the partial lockdown to permit the safe resumption of the pursuit of livelihoods in more sectors.
“The Kaduna State Government is conscious of the sacrifices that citizens have made and the many challenges that remain in keeping them safe from COVID-19.
“This week, the relaxation of movement will be effected on Wednesday and Thursday.
“From Monday, 1st June 2020, the revised regulations will come into effect. Until otherwise stated, the lockdown-free days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
“Temporary neighbourhood markets will continue to operate from 10am to 4pm on these three days, but citizens can move from 6am to 6pm on these lockdown-free days.
“Informal markets are not allowed and those flouting regulations by turning streets into markets are advised to stop.
“Private sector firms that meet these requirements will also operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. This window also allows vulcanisers, welders, mechanics, and providers of similar services to operate on the same days”,The Deputy Governor said.
Kaduna State has been on total lockdown since March, then followed by the gradual relaxation of the lockdown.
Governor Elrufai expresses great concern for his citizens as he goes to the borders of the state to supervise and ensure there is no influx of persons, except for those on essential duties.
According to Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, as at Tuesday night, Kaduna State have a Total of 208 Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state.
By Dung Donald Malou