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Ganduje reverses ease of COVID-19 lockdown in Kano following backlash

Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, Saturday called for compliance with the lockdown in the state.

The governor had earlier on Saturday eased the lockdown in the state, allowing activities within certain hours.

Recall that he had Thursday asked the Federal Government to ease the two-week restriction imposed on the state by President Muhammadu Buhari last Monday.

The president had in a nationwide broadcast ordered a total lockdown in Kano following the reported mass mysterious deaths and upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the state.

After he was criticized for easing the restriction, the governor on his Twitter handle, urged the residents to obey the lockdown order and maintain social distancing.

He said: “We are working fast to deal with the spread of #COVID19 in our great state with the conversion of some facilities in the state to isolation centres. The Abubakar Imam Urology Hospital, Murtala Muhammed Library Complex, Hospitality , and Tourism Institute formerly Daula Hotel.

“Sports Institute at Karfi and the Nigerian Air Force Hospital will now house carriers of the pandemic going forward. The Murtala Muhammad Library Complex is expected to accommodate over 200 beds and also an estimated 300 beds will be provided at Karfi Sports Institute.

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“I reiterate my plea for all Kano citizens to adhere to the lockdown rule. We need to slow down the virus and this is only possible with social distancing. Please stay in your homes.”

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