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Kano State on Lockdown For Two Weeks

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President Muhammadu buhari l, has put an immediate two weeks lockdown in Kano State because its COVID-19 cases are rising at an alarming rate.

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In just two weeks, COVID19 cases rose to 77 as at Sunday. In addition, a “strange ailment” has been killing people amid fears that the deaths could also be connected with coronavirus.

President buhari said in his broadcast: “As we continue to streamline our response in the centres of Lagos and the FCT, I am gravely concerned about the unfortunate developments in Kano in recent days.”

Adding to that, he said: “I have directed the enforcement of a total lockdown for a period of two weeks effective immediately. The Federal Government shall deploy all the necessary human, material and technical resources to support the state in controlling and containing the pandemic and preventing the risk of further spread to neighbouring states.”

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The President said “although an in-depth investigation is still on-going, we have decided to deploy additional Federal Government manpower, material and technical resources to strengthen and support the State Government’s efforts, with immediate effect.

“In Kano, and indeed many other states that are recording new cases, preliminary findings show that such cases are mostly from interstate travel and emerging community transmission.

“Drawing from these, I implore all Nigerians to continue to adhere strictly to the advisories published by the Presidential Task Force and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.”

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