Coronavirus: Kano govt issues protocols for Eid, Friday prayers

Coronavirus: Kano govt issues protocols for Eid, Friday prayers

- Kano state government has released protocols that will guide the observation of the Eid and Friday prayers in the state in line with the COVID-19 preventive measures

- According to the protocols, prayers must be conducted within one hour, congregants must also wear face masks, among others

- The state government said the protocols were written in vernacular and will also be translated into Ajami (Arabic) for general use

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Kano state government has outlined conditions for the Eid and Friday prayers in conformity with the COVID-19 protocols as highlighted by health professionals ahead of the upcoming Eid and the weekly Friday prayers.

A statement signed by Abba Anwar, the chief press secretary to the state government said the protocols would be distributed to the people, Daily Trust reports.

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Legit.ng gathers that the protocols were written in vernacular while the state government also plans to get them translated into Ajami (Arabic) for general use.

Coronavirus: Kano govt issues protocols for Eid, Friday prayers

Kano govt issues protocols for Eid, Friday prayers amid Covid-19. Photo credit: Dr Ganduje OFR
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According to the guidelines, the prayers would be conducted within one hour, so as to allow people to disperse quickly.

The one hour will include both sermon and prayers, and packets of face masks would be distributed.

“It is necessary for whoever wants to enter into a Mosque or its surrounding to wear a face mask to protect himself and others. Water and soap will be placed at entrance. Anyone attending must wash his hands. Sanitizer will also be there,” the statement quoted the governor.

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In another report, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has suspended the total lockdown of Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt local government areas for six days, with effect from Thursday, May 21.

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Wike who spoke in an evening broadcast on Wednesday, May 20, said the total lockdown would be restored in the capital city on Tuesday, May 26.

The Rivers state governor said residents and visitors in the affected LGAs can now go out of their homes for their lawful businesses.

However, Governor Wike noted that the relaxation of the lockdown only allows for free human and vehicular movements and the opening of limited businesses, such as banks, supermarkets, shopping malls and grocery shops.

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