Kaduna authorities allow 3 days a week for essentials
The Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufa’i on Tuesday evening extended the lockdown in the state by two weeks.
The Kaduna Governor, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe disclosed in a live broadcast that the government after the expiration of the two-month initial lockdown has reviewed the Quarantine Orders and approved the recommendation to extend the partial lockdown regulations for two weeks, with adjustments to allow the reopening of certain sectors.
“After 60 days, the state government has reviewed the Quarantine Orders. The Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has approved the recommendation to extend the partial lockdown regulations for two weeks, with adjustments to permit the reopening of certain sectors,” Balarabe said.
The needed extension was meant for the preservation of the state to protect and empower the residents in the fight against the pandemic, as well as making necessary adjustments to the partial lockdown to allow the safe resumption of livelihoods and sectors.
The extended two-week lockdown which takes effect next month was further explained by the deputy governor that, “From Monday, 1st June 2020, the revised regulations will come into effect. Until otherwise stated, the lockdown-free days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Temporary neighbourhood markets will continue to operate from 10am to 4pm on these three days, but citizens can move from 6am to 6pm on these lockdown-free days. Informal markets are not allowed and those flouting regulations by turning streets into markets are advised to stop.”
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