Notwithstanding the alarming increase in coronavirus (covid-19) infections in the state, Kano government has surprisingly announced relaxation of the lockdown imposed to contain further spread of the deadly virus.
Prompt News recalls that President Muhammad Buhari had on Monday, April 27, during his nationwide broadcast, announced two weeks total lockdown of Kano state owing to hundreds of deaths already recorded though attributed to ‘strange disease’.
But, in a tweet on Saturday evening, the state government announced the relaxation of the lockdown, saying President Buhari approved of it.
@KanostateNg relaxes #lockdown on Mondays & Thursdays from 10:00am – 4:00pm with the consent of the President @MBuhari.
General public are to adhere strictly to #COVID19Kano protocols as given by the health professionals https://t.co/VbmtJ2Zgh5,” @KNSMOH tweeted.
Prompt News reports that today (Saturday), the Emir of Rano and UNICEF head of communications in Kano died and both deaths are related to #covid-19.
As at Friday night, Kano state had 311 confirmed cases of covid-19 and eight (8) deaths