May 12, 2021

COVID-19: Kano Govt Orders Civil Servants To Stay Home, Places Ban On Viewing Centres Across the State:

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The Kano State Government has ordered civil servants in the state to stay at home pending further instructions as part of measures to curtail spread of the second wave of the COVID-19 in the state –DAILY TRUST

The state also disclosed the imposition of a fresh ban on the activities of viewing and event centres across the state following increasing COVID-19 cases.

He further announced that; “workers on essential services such as the healthcare service providers, fire service, water board, teaching staff, security guards and the media are exempted from the ban.”

The commissioner reaffirmed government’s commitment to working with relevant stakeholders that included the Ulama to ensuring strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols.

He also warned that security agents, who were part of the stakeholders meeting, would not delay to take stern measures to ensure compliance with the directive.

According to the source, the schools in the state resumed activities on Monday amidst fear of another resurgence of the deadly virus which has claimed lots of lives in the state.

It should be noted that this is the second time the state would be issuing similar directives since the outbreak of the deadly virus in the state in the first quarter of 2020.

Recall that earlier in the month, organised labour in the state had threatened a showdown with the government over deductions made in the salaries of workers and pensions of pensioners in the month of November and December, a decision the state government said was occasioned by paucity of funds as a result of the impact of coronavirus pandemic on the economy.

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