Coronavirus: Katsina state relaxes COVID-19 lockdown order

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.
Inuwa said:

“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.

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