- Kano state has intensified its coordinated efforts against coronavirus crisis
- The state government on Thursday announced the commencement of door-to-door sample collection for Covid-19 test
- Governor Umar Ganduje also said the relaxation of lockdown is now from 6am to 6pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
In a concentrated effort geared towards stemming down the spread of Covid-19, Kano state government has begun a house-to-house collection of samples for Covid-19 test.
Kano is second on the log of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with 980 following the agency's declaration on Thursday, June 4, announcing 10 new cases in the state.
In a control response, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said massive door-to-door testing will be carried out to detect more cases in the state.
Speaking at a press briefing on Thursday, Ganduje said the exercise will flag-off in local government areas including Taurani, Nasarawa, and KMC, where most of the confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 are concentrated.
“We are putting our emphasis within the eight metropolitan Local Government Areas. We are engaging in house-to-house sample collection.
“I think during the political campaign, some politicians engaged in a house-to-house campaign. Right now, for COVID-19, we are engaging in a house-to-house sample collection campaign,” the governor said.
The Kano governor also disclosed the "commandments" of Covid-19 which he further broke down as social distancing, washing and sanitising our hands and wearing a face mask.
Ganduje also added that relaxation of lockdown is now from 6am to 6pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that barely seventy-two hours after he declared that all religious activities remained banned, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that worship centres in the state would be allowed to reopen from June 19.
The governor said mosques are to reopen from Friday, June 19, while churches are to begin services from Sunday, June 21.
The governor made the announcement on Thursday, June 4, during a briefing at the Government House, Marina.
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