Observe COVID-19 protocols or face fresh lockdown, govt warns Kaduna residents

Kaduna state government has hinted at the possibility of imposing a fresh lockdown in the state if it witnesses a spike in the number of COVID-19 infections.

The government said that public spaces, including schools, markets, offices, and places of worship may be temporarily closed if people fail to observe Covid-19 preventive protocols.

The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed-Baloni who gave this warning at a press conference on Saturday, said that Kaduna state is having rising cases of the virus.

She said, ‘’In absolute and relative terms, Kaduna State is now recording high infection figures reminiscent of the first wave of Covid-19 spread in April, May and June 2020,” She said.

The commissioner recalled that ‘’the lowering of the infection rate following the first wave encouraged the government to approve the recommendation of the State Covid-19 Task Force for a significant reopening of the state.

‘’However, we are saddened to report that the conditions that compelled the 75-day lockdown of the state are now being replicated,’’ she lamented.

The commissioner appealed to the people of Kaduna state to observe Covid-19 preventive protocols in order to protect themselves and their families from infection.

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