Unic Press UK: Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State said Tuesday during a press briefing that movement restrictions take effect on Thursday as part of measures to weaken the spread of COVID-19 in Kano.
“The lockdown would be for the next seven days which is subject to review. During the lockdown, there will be no market, Mosques, Churches, marriages or any other form of gathering and movement, except medical personnel. The decision will help the tracing of those who had contacts with known patients who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state and stop importation of the disease. Out of 18 samples collected from contacts of the index case, one tested positive bringing cases in Kano to four, which is an indication that the disease is spreading. There is need to trace all these people and test them which will not be possible without a lockdown”, reports the Voice of Nigeria.
Update on COVID-19 in Nigeria
- Confirmed cases of COVID-19 was 373 as at 23:00 hrs GMT Tuesday, 14 April 2020.
- Deaths from COVID-19 is 11.
Eleven new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Lagos State.
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 14, 2020