By Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has imposed a seven-day lockdown on the state beginning from Thursday April 16.
The governor made the announcement Tuesday night at the Government House during a meeting with Islamic scholars.
“Following the outbreak of this disease, COVID-19 in Kano and the subsequent cases we recorded, Kano Government has resolved to lockdown the state for a duration of seven days starting from Thursday 16th April.
“We want to however call on the Scholars that Kano residents should start purchasing food stuff, as that would help curtail the spread of the disease in the state,” he said.
“The lockdown would start at 10p.m, no more markets, no more gatherings and mosques.”
The state government also confirmed one new positive case of Covid-19 in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4.
The government made the announcement on Tuesday in a Twitter handle of the ministry of health, that “As at 6:00pm, 1 additional case of #COVID19 has been confirmed in Kano”.