President Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday extended the lockdown in Kano State by two weeks.
The Punch reports that this was made known by the cairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja.
Boss Mustapha who is also the Secretary to the Government of the the Federation (SGF) said president Muhammadu Buhari, also ordered a ban on all inter-state movements.
The SGF said, “Mr President has approved the following: (i) The measures, exemptions, advisories, and scope of entities allowed to reopen under phase one of the eased locked down, shall be maintained across the federation for another two weeks effective from 12 00 midnight today (18th May, 2020 to 1st June, 2020);
“(ii) intensifying efforts to ‘tell (communicate), trace (identify) and treat (manage)’ cases;
“(iii) elevating the level of community ownership of non-pharmaceutical interventions;
“(iv)Maintain the existing lockdown order in Kano for an additional two weeks;
“(v)Imposition of precision lockdown in states, or in metropolitan/high-burden LGAs, that are reporting a rapidly increasing number of cases, when the need arises. This would be complemented with the provision of palliatives and continued re-evaluation of the impact of the interventions; and
“(vi)Aggressive scale-up of efforts to ensure that communities are informed, engaged, and participating in the response with enhanced public awareness in high-risk states.”