Move by the mounting incidents of Covid-19 in the state, Kano state government has extended the lockdown imposed on the state at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari, one week, in order to curtail the spread of the disease in the state.
The lockdown was imposed on the state two week ago by President Buhari, after the expiration of first lockdown put in place by the state government.
Mohammed Garba, commissioner for information, who made the disclosure, Monday, said the decision was reached after due consultations with the federal government and key stakeholders in the health sector.
Garba explained that the measure is geared at further reducing indiscriminate person to person contacts which is considered as one of the major ways the disease is being spread.
The commissioner acknowledged that the consequences of the lockdown on the the public, but appealed to them to be patience and support as the battle against the pandemic continues.
He also called on the people to continue to observe strict personal hygiene through regular hand washing, use of face masks and social distancing.