Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Tuesday announced that the state would go on a lockdown from Thursday, April 16, 2020 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Ganduje made this announcement at the Government House, Kano during a meeting with Islamic some scholars.
His words, “Following the outbreak of this disease, COVID-19 in Kano State and the subsequent cases we recorded, Kano State Government has resolved to lockdown the state for a duration of seven days, starting from Thursday, April 16.
“We want to, however, call on the scholars that Kano residents should start purchasing foodstuffs, as that would help curtail the spread of the disease in the state.
“The lockdown would start at 10p.m, no more markets, no more gatherings and mosques,” Ganduje declared.
Meanwhile, the state government Tuesday evening confirmed one new case of coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19 in the state.
With this, the number of confirmed coronavirus patients in Kano State has now risen to four.