- Coronavirus seems not to pose any danger to some residents of Kano and Nasarawa states
- In fact, many Muslim faithful were seen on Sunday, May 23, observing the Eid-el-Fitr without social distancing
- This was a violation of the order given by the state government on Friday, May 22
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In the spirit of festivity, caution was thrown to the wind by on Sunday, May 24, some Muslim faithful in Kano state as they observed the religious Eid-el-Fitr prayers without social distancing.
This is a direct violation of the order of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje released in a statement that was made public by the secretary of the state government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji on Friday, May 22.
Ahead of the prayers, Alhaji had warned Muslims in the state to conduct themselves with the utmost caution so as not to further escalate the number of coronavirus.
The secretary to the state government specifically said: "We...urged the general public to observed the guidelines provided for the containment of this COVID-19 pandemic such as social distancing, and mandatory use of face masks during the prayers.
"...the five Emirates to uniformly perform the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr prayers devoid of any celebration and ensure that traditional Sallah homage by traditional rulers is restricted to inside the palace only."
However, on Sunday, Muslims were seen observing the prayers in clusters and even without wearing face masks.
In a similar manner, Muslims observing the Eid prayers at the Buhari International Market Mosque in the Karu part of Nasarawa on Sunday.
The worshippers completely disobeyed the rule on physical distancing and were more than the stipulated number of 20 persons in their gatherings.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that with the Eid-Fitr festival knocking close, some governors in the north and other regions had decided to lift the ban on religious gathering amid coronavirus pandemic.
This, without any iota of doubt, has gone against the position of the presidential task force on Covid-19 and the protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Among them, Legit.ng gathered that one of such persons was Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano whose state was second behind Lagos on the log of states badly buffeted by the ravaging pandemic.
Political reason has been identified as the impulse behind the decision which many say can lead to a spike in cases of Covid-19.
Kano has 888 cases of Covid-19 as NCDC reported eight new cases in the state on Friday, May 22.
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