Kano orders civil servants to stay at home until further notice as Coronavirus spikes

Following the increment in the numbers of people that are down with Covid-19 across the country, the Kano state government has ordered all civil servants in the state to remain at home from Tuesday 19th January, until further notice.
The directive was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Mr Muhammad Garba.
The state government in addition has imposed a ban on the activities of viewing and event centres across the state.
According to Garba, healthcare service providers, fire service, water board, teaching staff, security guards and the media are exempted from the order.

The commissioner assured that, government’s commitment to work with relevant stakeholders, including Islamic scholars and traditional rulers to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 Protocols is in no doubt.

The state government however warned that security agents would not hesitate to take serious measure to ensure compliance with the order.
According to reports coming from Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Kano recorded 26 new cases on Monday, bringing the total to 2,617 while recording 70 reported deaths with 2,214 cases discharged.

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