Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has ordered a lockdown of the state for seven days as part of the measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
During a meeting with Islamic scholars on Tuesday, Ganduje said the lockdown takes effect from Thursday night, April 16.
The governor also urged Kano residents to start purchasing foodstuff as that would help curtail the spread of the disease in the state.
The state recorded a fresh coronavirus case on Tuesday, bringing the total number of patients in Kano to four.
“Following the outbreak of this disease, COVID-19 in Kano and the subsequent cases we recorded, Kano Government has resolved to lockdown the state for a duration of seven days starting from Thursday 16th April,” he said.
“We want to however call on the scholars that Kano residents should start purchasing foodstuff as that would help curtail the spread of the disease in the state. The lockdown would start at 10pm, no more markets, no more gatherings and mosques.”