Covid-19: Kano orders civil servants to stay at home

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The state government has directed all civil servants to stay at home till further notice following a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases in the state.

The government also imposed a fresh ban on the activities of viewing and ordered immediate shut down of all event centres across the state as part of preventive measures to curtail a further spread of the virus.

Kano, on Monday, recorded 26 new infections, totalling 2,617 – the ninth highest in the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.

Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, in a statement, said the measure was part of decision arrived at a stakeholders meeting held at the Africa House, Kano on Monday.

He said that all civil servants in the state have also been directed to stay at home pending further instruction.

Garba, however, explained that workers on essential services such as the healthcare service providers, fire service, water board, teaching staff, security guards and the media are exempted from the ban.

The commissioner reaffirmed government’s commitment to working with relevant stakeholders that included the Ulama to ensuring compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.

He said the government has directed security agents who were part of the stakeholders meeting to take stern measures to ensure compliance with the directive.

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