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Covid19: Kaduna State Extends Lockdown For Two Weeks

Habiba Ladan

Governor Malam Nasir @elrufai has extended the Quarantine Orders by two weeks, with adjustments to permit the easing of restrictions in certain sectors, Deputy Governor @DrHadiza Balarabe has announced in a state broadcast

“The revised regulations 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 permit the safe resumption of the pursuit of livelihoods in more sectors.” said Hadiza

She also said that the KDSG salutes the people of Kaduna State who have endured many inconveniences as they complied with the Quarantine Orders over the last 60 days. These sacrifices have not been in vain. Without them, infection rates will be much higher.

Many citizens have embraced the exercise of personal responsibility, including wearing facemasks when outdoors, washing hands with soap and water regularly, observing physical distancing and avoiding large crowds. These new habits will help keep our communities safe.

“This week, the relaxation of movement will be effected on Wednesday and Thursday. Temporary neighbourhood markets will open from 10am-4pm on both days.

” From Monday, 1st June 2020, the revised regulations will come into effect. They give citizens a three-day window every week to shop for food and other essentials. Until otherwise stated, the lockdown-free days will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from next week.” said Hadiza

The adjusted orders expand the ability of citizens to resume the pursuit of livelihoods, in permitted sectors subject to compliance with health and safety protocols. Private sector firms that meet these requirements will also operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays…

Hadiza also said that window also allows vulcanisers, welders, mechanics and providers of similar services to operate on the same lockdown-free days.

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