President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate ease of the lockdown imposed on Kano State as part of measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made this known at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday.

He said phase one of the eased lockdown will be introduced.

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“The president has approved easing of the total lockdown of Kano State and introduction of Phase One of the Eased Lockdown, ” he said.

Mr Buhari had in an address to the nation on April 27 ordered a two weeks lockdown in the North West state.

The president subsequently extended the lockdown by another two weeks.

As of June 1, Kano accounts for 954 of the 10,162 COVID-19 cases in the country.

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Nike Adebowale covers the health beat.  She holds a degree from Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.

Twitter: @nikeadebowale1 


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