KADUNA SETS TO IMPOSE FACE MASKS ON RESIDENTS, AS GOVERNMENT EXTENDS LOCKDOWN BY 30 DAYS
The Kaduna State Government to impose face masks as a critical public health measure to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus Pandemic in the state while also extending the lockdown by 30 more days.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communications, Muyiwa Adeleke, made this know in a statement shared on Sunday.
According to the statement, all persons who venture out of their homes for whatever reason must wear face masks and observe social distancing everywhere, in markets and authorized vehicles.
It also stated that the Government was making efforts to provide face masks for the poor and vulnerable residents. The Government appealed to residents with financial means to instruct their tailors to make them cloth face masks, which they could wash after every use.
The Government also urged tailors to produce face masks for sale to those who are neither poor nor vulnerable.
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The statement also said that Governor Nasir El-Rufai had extended the quarantine orders in the state for another 30 days.
“Henceforth, only Wednesdays will be lockdown-free, until the trajectory of COVID-19 infections become clearer,” the statement reads.
The Quarantine Orders prescribe fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture for violations.
The state government clearly stated that no visitor was welcomed to the state while the COVID-19 pandemic was raging.
” Entry into or passage through Kaduna State is prohibited while the Quarantine Order remains in force.
“Persons seeking to come into the state will be denied Entry. Such persons will be given the option of returning to their take-off points or entering isolation Centre for 14 days.”