COVID-19: Kano shuts down borders, airport

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The Kano state government has ordered a lockdown of the state, on Friday 27th March, by 12 midnight, in order to check the spread of the virus.

The decision to lockdown the state received the approval of the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje as part of his agenda in making sure that, the state is safeguarded against the deadly disease.

“As from then all movements coming in or out of the state are banned. This includes all kinds of movements through the borders of the state,” a statement by the governor’s spokesman, Abba Anwar, said.

“Even those coming to Kano through Domestic Wing of Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) will remain at the airport, without getting entrance into the city.

“This decision is hard, but absolutely necessary, as part of precautionary measures against the deadly COVID-19 possible spread. We urge Kano citizens and all other Nigerians to bear with this difficult situation.”

The Governor also urged his people to make the governments effort in curbing the spread of the virus easier, by maintaining good hygiene and practicing social distancing.

“People must cooperate with health workers and all other stakeholders to make sure that our state is safe and the country in general.

“All what health workers are doing is for the benefit of all, to have an improved healthy society with healthy population,” the statement said.

He urged the residents of Kano to remain in their homes, and should only come out unless it is absolutely necessary.

While the borders remain shut the governor promised that the state would continue studying the situation and keep people abreast of any development.

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