Kano state government has extended the lockdown imposed in the state by one week to help further contain the spread of the novel COVID-19 pandemic.
The state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who made the announcement said the decision was reached after due consultations with the federal government and key stakeholders in the health sector.
He said the measure is aimed at further reducing indiscriminate person to person contacts which is considered as one of the major ways the disease is being spread.
The commissioner, while acknowledging the consequences of the measure on the public, called for patience and support as the battle against the pandemic continues.
He also called on the people to continue to observe strict personal hygiene through regular hand washing, use of face masks and social distancing.