El-Rufai makes u-turn, relaxes lockdown order

Days after Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai announced a 30-day total lockdown in the state, the Kaduna state government has relaxed its lockdown order.

The announcement was made via state government official Twitter handle.

According to El-Rufai, the restriction of movement in the state will be relaxed from 8am to 6pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays, starting from today April 29.

Residents wearing face masks will be allowed go to pharmacies, shops and markets selling foods, so as to restock.

The traders must also wear face masks, and their customers are expected to observe social distancing.

All markets will be closed after Wednesday to be replaced by temporary neighbourhood markets which will commence operations this Saturday.

Sellers of food and medicines will be allocated spaces in public schools facilities so that they can serve specific neighbourhoods.

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