Kano State Government has announced the extension of the two-week total lockdown imposed on the state by the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) .
The state Commissioner for Information , Muhammad Garba , who disclosed this early Tuesday , said his principal , Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, extended the lockdown by one more week to further contain the spread of the pandemic .
According to the state government , the decision was reached after due consultations with the Federal Government and key stakeholders in the health sector .
Confirming the development , Buhari ’s Personal Assistant on New Media , Bashir Ahmad , tweeted , “ Kano State Government has announced the extension of the total lockdown imposed on the state by one week to help further combat the spread of the COVID – 19 pandemic.”
It was reported that the retired major general during an address on April 27 imposed a two-week total lockdown on the state to curb the spread of the virus.
“With regards to Kano , 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 ,” the President had said .
According to the state health ministry as of Monday night, 666 confirmed infections have been reported including 32 associated deaths .