The Kano State Government said that markets would only be open on Mondays and Thursdays during the lockdown to enable residents of the state stock-up food items and other essential commodities.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje made this known whiles reviewing update on COVID -19 campaign, on Saturday at Government House, Kano.
Ganduje said only two markets and some super markets would be allowed to operate in the state between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays.
“Only Yankaba and Yanlemo perishable produce markets as well as some super markets will operate strictly with face masks directives,” he said.
Ganduje directed the eight metropolitan local council chairman to distribute face masks to citizens during the market days.
They are Kano Municipal, Gwale, Nasarawa, Dala, Fagee, Tarauni, Kumbotso and Ungogo.
While Bayero University Kano and Dangote mobile testing center which would soon commence operation have 400 daily samples capacity.
Also, the state deputy governor, Alhaji Nasiru Gawuna, said that state government was converting other facilities into isolation centres in addition to the existing three designated centres at Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Kwanar Dawaki Hospital and Sani Abacha Stadium.
Gawuna, who is also the Chairman of the State Task Force Committee on COVID-19, noted that the conversion of the Hospitality and Tourism Institute, formerly called Daula Hotel to an isolation centre with an estimated 50 bed capacity start immediately.
He added that an 80-bed capacity isolation centre would be set up at Abubakar Imam Urology Hospital next week.
“The Isolation Centre at Murtala Muhammad Library Complex is expected to accommodate over 200 beds and also an estimated 300 beds will be provided at Karfi Sports Institute,” he said.
On palliative, the Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Murtala Garo, disclosed that the committee has completed the distribution exercise in three emirate councils.
He said that the exercise would soon commence in Gaya Emirate Council, adding that the second round of the exercise targeting 50,000 households would commence next week.
The commissioner said that the state government planned to meet the initial target of palliative for 300,000 households in the state. (NAN)
Edited By: Debo Oshundun/Rabiu Sani Ali (NAN)