- All markets in Kaduna are being fumigated by the state government
- This is in efforts to stop the spread of the dreaded coronavirus ravaging the world
- The markets fumigation kicked off with Sheikh Abubakar Gumi Market in the state capital
In bid to fight against the deadly coronavirus ravaging the world, the Kaduna state government has commenced fumigating all markets across the state.
Channels TV reports that the officials of the state Market Development Agency with other taskforce team members began the exercise on Wednesday, March 25.
According to the news outlet, the fumigation of the markets kicked off with Sheikh Abubakar Gumi Market in the state capital.
Going further, the newspaper reports that Governor El-Rufai visited the market to monitor compliance with the earlier directive that all shops that deal with non-essential stuff must be closed.
The commissioner for health in the state, Amina Mohammed-Baloni, in a press statement had reported that the persons recently returned from the United Kingdom and Egypt respectively.
Baloni on Tuesday, March 24, stated that the unnamed persons have tested negative for the global pandemic, Daily Trust reports.
The commissioner assured residents that the state government fortified its Infectious Disease Control Centre (IDCC) with ventilator, oxygen concentrators and monitors and a 24-hour call centre in place to give updates on the situation of the virus.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that El-Rufai had directed a partial lockdown in the state, saying that, all civil servants from level 12 and below, should remain at home for the next 30 days, effective from Tuesday, March 24.
El-Rufai in a state broadcast on Monday, March 23, directed that from Tuesday, March 24, markets should be partially open, saying that, ‘’only traders selling food and medicines are permitted to open their shops.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor who said that the directive became necessary to prevent the spread of coronavirus, pointed out that, his government would not hesitate to enforce a total lockdown of the state of the need arose.
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