- The Kaduna government has announced that it is lifting the partial lockdown in the state
- This was made known by Governor Nasir El Rufai in a statewide broadcast on Tuesday, June 9
- Governor El Rufai announced that a significant reopening of the state will begin from Wednesday, June 10
The Kaduna government on Tuesday, June 9, lifted the partial lockdown in the state.
This was announced by Governor Nasir El Rufai in a statewide broadcast on the next steps for the COVID-19 containment efforts by his administration.
Governor El Rufai announced that a significant reopening of the state will begin from Wednesday, June 10.
He said the following measures will be in place until Tuesday, June 30:
i. Restriction of intra-state movement is lifted, subject to a night-time curfew of 8 pm to 5 am.
ii. Businesses can reopen, subject to the provision of thermometers for temperature checks, sanitizers or handwashing equipment and physical distancing measures within all facilities. Working hours will be from 9 am to 3 pm daily.
iii. Church services are allowed only on Sundays and Mosques are allowed to conduct only Friday Jumat services, for the time being, subject to compliance with the safety stipulations above.
iv. Transport operators must reduce capacity to not more than two passengers per row and not more than 50% of capacity;
v. Supermarkets and providers of personal services such as hairdressing and barbing salons can reopen;
vi. Hotels can fully open, but with their restaurants and bars offering only room service.
vii. Restaurants may all reopen after decontamination but are still restricted to takeaway services.
viii. Public servants will be summoned back to work in phases to be announced by the Head of Service.
The governor, however, said it is still unsafe for markets and schools to reopen.
Meanwhile, in Rivers, the state governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike, has signed a new executive order to check the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the state.
The order which has been gazetted prescribes N10million fine for any burial conducted contrary to its provisions.
It states that any person intending to hold a public burial in the state or take any corpse outside the state for burial must apply to the governor for approval through the commissioner for health.
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