Kano state government has announced the extension of the lockdown imposed by one week to help further combat the spread of the novel COVID-19 pandemic.
The state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who made the announcement on Monday said the decision was reached after due consultations with the federal government and key stakeholders in the health sector.
According to the statement, he said the measure is aimed at further reducing the indiscriminate person to person contacts which is considered as one of the major ways the disease is being spread.
The statement, while acknowledging the consequences of the measure on the public, called for patience and support as the battle against the pandemic continues.
It also called on the people to continue to observe strict personal hygiene through regular hand washing, use of face masks and social distancing.