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Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, is asking for urgent easing of the 14-day total lockdown imposed on Kano by the Federal government to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Govenor Ganduje says easing of the lockdown will mitigate the economic hardship in the state during the holy month of Ramadan.
“We would engage the presidential taskforce on COVID-19 to seek permission to relax the total lockdown imposed on Kano. We are making this appeal on behalf of our people who are presently running out of food items.
“We love the Federal government to relax the lockdown for a period of time to enable people stock their homes especially now that majority of us are fasting. It will also ease the economic hardship in the state”.
Ganduje spoke on Thursday at the Government House when he inaugurated a seven-member specialised experts to support the state taskforce technical committee. He stressed that government was expanding facilities to accommodate increasing number of suspected cases.
Meanwhile, according to the latest report from NCDC, Kano state has just recorded 80 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients in Kano to 135
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