The Kano State Government on Tuesday directed all civil servants in the state to stay at home pending further directive amid the fears of second wave of COVID-19.
This was issued in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Comrade Muhammad Garba, and made available to pressmen.
He noted that the measure was part of the decision adopted at a stakeholders meeting held at the Africa House, Kano on Monday.
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Garba said 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 directive.
It also imposed a fresh ban on the activities of viewing and event centres across the 44 Local Government Areas of the state following the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
Furthermore, the Commissioner reaffirmed government’s commitment to collaborating with relevant stakeholders which include the Ulama to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 preventive protocols.
He warned that security agents who were part of the stakeholders meeting would not hesitate to take stern measures to ensure compliance with the directive.