The Governor of kastina state Aminu Masari has relaxed the lockdown order imposed across the state in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.Daily trust reports that the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mustapha Inuwa, announced this in a statement on Saturday, May 16, in Katsina,
Mustapha Inuwa, however, said the relaxation of the lockdown order would be effective between Monday, May 18 and Sunday, May 24.
“The relaxation of the lockdown order is to be observed within local government areas (LGAs), while the ban on movements across LGAs remains in force,” .
The SSG also said the governor had directed the Katsina and Daura Emirate Councils to ensure that district and village Heads stayed in their domain to observe the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr.
According to the SSG, two-thirds of the COVID-19 cases in the state fell within Katsina, the state capital.
Governor Masari called on the state residents to adhere to all protocols given by health/security officials, such as wearing face masks, social distancing, regular washing of hands and use of hand-sanitisers.
He explained that the lockdown was relaxed following a meeting with religious leaders and other stakeholders in the state, adding that the decision was taken in the best interest of people of the state.